Navajo Council debating Changes to Selecting Navajo VA director & other veterans legislation, 7.21.22

Ya’at’eeh Relatives/Frens/Humans, It’s Day 4 of the Navajo Nation Council five-day Summer Session. And the Council has taken action on two pieces of legislation. I posted the Council’s Approved Agenda in this blog. I will keep Updating this Blog throughout the day. Ahe’hee for Keeping an Eye on our Navajo Government.

10:12 AM, 7.21.22, and NAVAJO COUNCIL DELEGATE NATHANIEL BROWN raises a Very Dine’ Question to Speaker Seth Damon. What is policy that use one prayer for five-day special session. In Dine’ way, prayers are made daily with each dawn. I would like to offer a prayer.
SPEAKER SETH DAMON
Wauneka said prayer for all week and no objections for past two years. One prayer for every session and takes care of entire session. If you would like to offer a prayer, please do.
BROWN says he’s standing in front of the Navajo Council Chambers and he’s making an offering and praying.
SETH DAMON announced that Council will now go to Legislation 0021-22: amending the Selection Process for the Navajo VA Director.

10:22 am, 7.21.22, and Speaker Damon calls for questions on Legislation 0021-22, and Delegate Herman Daniels has a question & so instead of immediately going to a Vote, Daniels will raise his question.

Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton makes MOTION & Delegate Jimmy Yellowhair is the SECOND.

DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY, who is the sponsor of 0021-22, begins explaining why he’s sponsoring legislation to change the Selection Process for the Navajo VA Director.

LEGISLATION 0021-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council (2/3)

10:24 am, 7.21.22, and Speaker Damon calls for questions on Legislation 0021-22, and Delegate Herman Daniels has a question & so instead of immediately going to a Vote, Daniels will raise his question.
Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton makes MOTION & Delegate Jimmy Yellowhair is the SECOND.
DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY, who is the sponsor of 0021-22, begins explaining why he’s sponsoring legislation to change the Selection Process for the Navajo VA Director.
LEGISLATION 0021-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council (2/3)

It’s 11 am, 7.21.22, and some of the Navajo Council Delegates, such as Paul Begay & Herman Daniels Jr., are Pushing for ANOTHER Work Session on Navajo Veterans

Delegate Paul Begay said Western Agency Navajo Veterans do not support Navajo veterans legislation going before the Navajo Council today & tomorrow.

Both Council Delegate Paul Begay & Herman Daniels are Calling for MORE WORK SESSIONS to Allow All the Navajo Veterans to Comment, especially on Changing the Selection Process for Navajo VA Director. (FYI – Paul Begay & Herman Daniels are Pro-Nez&Lizer. Nez&lizer gave their Navajo VA Director Zweirlein a Six-Year Contract. Navajo Veterans have Publicly & Repeatedly Called for nez&lizer to Remover Zweirlein)

Delegate Kee Allen Begay, who is sponsoring legislation for Navajo Veterans, says Delegates, the Council, Health, Education & Human Services Committee, Navajo Veterans had EIGHT MONTHS to Comment on his Legislation.

It’s 11:09 am, 7.21.22, and Navajo Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay tells Council that he’s receving a Lot of Emails from Nez&lizer Opposing his Legislation 0021-22. The emails are from Navajo veterans in the Western Agency, Kee Allen Begay says. He reminds the Council that the Navajo Veterans have Passed Resolutions Calling for the REMOVAL of nez&lizer Navajo VA Director Zweirlien.
(FYI – nez&lizer using dirty tricks to STOP Council from Approving the Selection Process for the Navajo VA Director. Nez&lizer can executive authority to appoint the Navajo VA Director. Nez&lizer are PURPOSELY dividing our Navajo Veterans. Nez&lizer need to be Banned for Creating Disputes Among our People and Delegates Herman Daniels & Paul Begay. Paul Begay was Complaining about me Posting Council Votes. Paul Begay said each Delegate’s Vote is their Own. Doolabichan (Dine’ spell check needed!) And now another nez&lizer supporter Speaks up, Delegate Edison Wauneka has NO STANDING as long as his wife sits on the one of his Chapter’s Community Planning Committee. This kind of Dirty Tricks also involves Deliberately Giving MISINFORMATION to Chapters by nez&lizer & their Council Delegates about the Navajo Veterans Administration. THIS IS WHY ALL MEETINGS INVOVLING ALL NAVAJO GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS MUST BE BROADCAST BY KTNN & NAVAJO BROADCAST SERVICES SO EVERYONE GETS ACCURATE INFORMATION/NEWS)
Vern Lee Olin Kieyoomia Chinle Veterans Organization

It’s 11:28 AM, 7.21.22, and nez&lizer COUNCIL DELEGATE JIMMY YELLOWHAIR & nez&lizer COUNCIL DELEGATE PERNALL HALONA call for Legislation 0021-22 to be Referred Back to Naabik’iyati Committee for 30 DAYS.
The Council votes 13 in favor, 9 opposed.
The Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay NoVote; Kee Allen Begay RED; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton RED; Amber Kanazbah Crotty RED; Herman M. Daniels Jr. Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James RED; Rickie Nez RED; Carl Slater RED; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. RED; Otto Tso Green; Charlaine Tso RED; Daniel Tso RED; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yelkowhair Green.

LEGISLATION 0021-22, seeks Council approval to Amend the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council (2/3)

It’s 11:39 am, 7.21.22, and Delegate Kee Allen Begay is Introducing his second legislation for Navajo veterans, which is LEGISLATION 0022-22, which seeks to Establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program (2/3).
Kee Allen Begay reminds the Council that his Legislation 0022-22 has been in the Legislative Process for Years & has been through Numerous Work Sessions with Naabik’iyati & Navajo Veterans Organizations. Begay lists the number of times & dates that information concerning Legislation 0022-22 was on the radio.
(FYI – nez&lizer Council Delegates will Probably Vote to Table 0022-22 for 30 days too cuz that’s what nez&lizer & nez&lizer VA director James Zweirlein want.)

It’s 11:57 am, 7.21.22, and nez&lizer Council Delegate Raymond Smith Jr. begins Taking Down another Legislation for Navajo Veterans that Navajo Veterans Support. Smith says people are saying that nez&lizer/Navajo VA director zweirlein have not built homes for veterans. Smith says the Western Agency Veterans Organization got a home & the Northern Agency Veterans Organization. Smith also asks if Delegate Kee Allen Begay’s Legislaton 0022-22 will delay housing construction, especially since the Counicil approved $50 million for Housing.
Delegate Kee Allen Begay just presented Legislation 0022-22, which would Establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program (2/3)

It’s 12:12 pm, 7.21.22, and another nez&lizer Navajo Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie says that the Eastern Agency Navajo Veterans want more information about Delegate Kee Allen Begay’s Legislation 0022-22 to establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program.
Delegate Edmund Yazzie recalls that the Council approved legislation for Navajo Housing Authority to provide a free house for veterans.

It’s 12:20 pm,7.21.22, and Navajo Council Delegate Otto Tso is being RUDE. Delegate Kee Allen Begay is trying to Save his Legislation 0022-22, which would create a program manager to administer the Navajo VA Housing Program, and answer Delegate Raymond Smith Jr’s goofy questions. And they’re Goofy Questions. Just Listen to Delegate Raymond Smith Jr., who is the Budget & Finance Committee vice chairman. Tune into the B&F meetings and Listen to the Goofy Questions & Statements by B&F vice chair Raymond smith jr. & B&F member Jimmy Yellowhair.

It’s 12:38 pm, 7.21.22, and nez&lizer Council Delegate Wilson Stewart Jr. says Legislation 0022-22 is good legislation and Navajo veterans are in need. Delegate Wilson Stewart Jr is another GOOFY public servant. He’s Tearing Down nez&lizer Navajo VA director James Zweirlein after he VOTED to TABLE LEGISLATION 0021-22, which amends the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director that Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr. is sponsoring. Legislation 0021-22 would Honor our Navajo Veterans CALL to REMOVE nez&lizer Navajo VA director James Zweirlein.
Goofy Wilson Stewart Jr questions the lack of services provided by nez&lizer Navajo VA director Zweirlein.

It’s 12:47 pm, 7.21.22, and Goofy Council Delegate Otto Tso says he’s going to TALK with his Western Agency Navajo Veterans Organization because after looking at the documents attached to the legislation for Navajo Veterans, he’s seeing that Navajo Veterans and the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council support Delegate Kee Allen Begay’s legislation. Goody Otto Tso voted to TABLE for 30 days a Solution to nez&lizer Refusing to Remove Navajo VA director Zweirlein after Navajo veterans Marched & Called for nez&lizer to REMOVE Zweirlein. The Solution was Legislation 0021-22, which sought Council approval to Amend the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director;
Delegate Kee Allen Begay says he has 100 Navajo veterans from the five Chapters that he represents that have needed Homes for Years. He shows the Council the letters, emails, documents that shows that he Provided Information about his Legislation. “Do not provide Misinformation,” Begay says. He adds that he’s Repeatedly said that NO Navajo Veterans Trust Fund money will be used to pay for Navajo VA housing program manager.
When nez was President Russell Begaye’s vice prez, ZERO HOMES for NAVAJO VETERANS were BUILT. nez&lizer can claim that ONE HOME was Built during their four-year GOOFY administration.

It’s 1 pm, 7.21.22, and REALLY GOODY Delegate Eugene Tso is asking a very Complicated Question, which makes me Think that Individuals Opposing Delegate Kee Allen Begay’s Legislation to OVERHAUL the Navajo VA & REMOVE Navajo VA director James Zweirlein are PROPPING UP Delegate Eugene Tso to Ask their Questions, instead of stepping out of the SHADOWS & asking the Questions themselves. When the Navajo Veterans Marched on Monday, nez&lizer and james Zweirlein HID in the SHADOWS instead of Waiting for the Navajo Veterans to Arrive & WELCOMING them to their Navajo Nation capitol with water & food & umbrellas & folding chairs & a shaded area. That’s the Dine’ Way!

It’s 1:18 pm, 7.21.22, and because of delegate Otto Tso’s question about delegate Kee Allen Begay’s legislation to create a housing manager for the Navajo VA, the Council hears a short report from Navajo VA Director James Zweirlein that all 7 positions are funded by federal govt.

Health, Education & Human Services Committee Chairman Daniel Tso asks if all Seven Positions are Filled.

Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown asks if the current Navajo VA housing manager would lose her job if the Council approves Legislation 0022-22, which establishes a program manager to administer the Veterans Housing Program.

Council Delegate Raymond Smith Jr asks again if Legislation 0022-22 will hold the construction of homes for veterans. Council delegate Otto Tso asks if he supports funding a employee position or carpenters.

It’s 1:30 pm, 7.21.22, and Delegate Otto Tso refers to council rules that says Delegates can comment on legislation. Delegate Kee Allen Begay is frustrated because nez&lizer and other Delegates are providing New Information about what’s happening in the Navajo VA office under Navajo VA director James Zweirlein.

Delegate Kee Allen Begay says his legislation has been up for Public Comment for months, years, and now the Council is FINALLY getting info from the Navajo VA director Zweirlein & Council delegates about the Navajo VA office. Delegate Kee Alen Begay says Navajo VA employees informed him that Zweirlein is moving Navajo VA staff around and delegating them temporary work assignments to make it appear that the Navajo VA office is fully staffed.

I believe Delegate Kee Allen Begay. Read what Navajo VA director James Zweirlein reported to the Council’s Budget & Finance Committee on July 5, 2022, which was recorded and available for you to hear with your own ears. There is something seriously wrong with our Navajo VA director, who nez&lizer appointed, support & protect:

Nez and Lizer politically appointed Zweirlein as the Navajo Nation’s veterans’ administration director and approved a confidential six-year contract with Zweirlein even though they have a four-year administration.

Crotty’s call for Zweirlein’s authorities is be removed also included a demand for him to be “banned” from the Navajo Council, and for the defunding of his position, which she made before the Navajo Council’s top committee, the Naabik’iyati, when some Council delegates requested a verbal and written report from Zweirlein on the VA’s 2023 budget on July 8.

She recalled to the Naabik’iyati that Zweirlein’s July 5 report to the Budget and Finance Committee on the VA budget was “inappropriate, condescending to Navajo veterans.”

Crotty, who is a Budget & Finance member, said Zweirlein began his budget report with a story about a juvenile cutting himself with a knife.

“Zweirlein should be banned from the Council,” she said. “We and the veterans have reported Zweirlein to President Nez and Vice President Lizer, but they continue to allow Zweirlein to continue to bully veterans. Zweirlein should be stripped of all authorities to speak to the veterans, other tribes, and the federal government. He does not speak for all the veterans.”

In a Navajo Council recording of the July 5 B&F meetings, Zweilein reported, “The veterans need to know. It will make some of them upset, and they need to be upset. Please receive this report in the spirit in which it’s presented. If it makes you think, if it makes you engage in meaningful conversation, if you start asking the right questions, then it will have accomplished its goal.

“I need to give you a bit of context for this report, so I’m going to open with a brief story,” he said. “It’s a little graphic, but I’ll keep it at a PG 13 level. I had a stepson. He wasn’t my blood, but I loved him just the same. A few years back, I found him playing with a knife, a really sharp one. I tell him no son, it’s too sharp and you’ll hurt yourself. He starts crying and tells his mom.

“Mom tells me to give him the knife,” Zweirlein said. “I say he isn’t old enough and it’s sharp. He’s going to hurt himself. She replies to me, ‘He’s not your son. Just give it to him.’ So I give him the knife. Less than five minutes later, I see that he’s cutting himself, and there’s blood all over. I run over to him. I take the knife and I start applying first aid. He starts screaming for me to give him back the knife. His mom hears this, and she comes over. She ignores the facts that he’s covered in blood and tells me to give him back the knife and reminds me it’s her kid, not mine.

“She gives him back the knife and I continue to try to stop the bleeding,” he said. “No sooner than the knife is in his hands, and he starts cutting himself again. I stare in disbelief for a moment before taking away the knife one more time, now trying to stop bleeding in several spots, also, while trying to call for an ambulance.

“At the same time his mother is getting mad at me because I took his knife away again, and how could I let him hurt himself,” Zweirlein said. “She completely ignores the fact that I told her this is what he was going to do. She says, ‘He isn’t your son. You don’t get to tell im no, but you still need to look out for his wellbeing.’ The ambulance comes and takes him to the hospital. I went to the hospital because I still cared about this kid and I learned that there was severe nerve damage.

“He now gets to spend the rest of his life severely crippled,” he said. “The moral of the story that I want you to learn is that there are consequences to actions. Everyone needs to take responsibility for their actions and learn from them so as not to make the same mistakes. When people don’t want to listen to those who know best, the odds of bad things happening are increased significantly. Now I apologize for this picture that I just painted, but I needed to illustrate a point.”

Zweirlein noted to the B&F, “What I’m about to report to you looks just like that kid cutting himself over and over and not understanding that there are consequences to his actions. I’m going to report to you about the Veterans Trust Fund. You should recall the hoopla from last year surrounding how the budget was formulated. Individual veterans were, I’ll use the word complaining. Veterans’ organizations were passing resolutions all saying they wanted to have the budgets their way. All of them, and some delegates included, wanted to disregard Navajo Nation law in favor of what these individuals wanted.”

Crotty abruptly stops Zweirlein and asks B&F Chairman Jamie Henio to advise Zweirlein to keep the “decorum. This is a formal meeting; it’s not the Jerry Springer show, and these types of scenarios that are being presented are the director’s opinion and are very disrespectful to our veterans. And I will not tolerate it.”

Henio advised Zweirlein to just present a budget report.

Zweirlein reports that a 60% reduction in the Navajo VA budget for veterans’ services is because the Navajo Controller’s Office miscalculated how the Navajo Veterans Trust Fund annual interest, which funds the 2023 VA budget, and the Navajo Justice Department found that unexpended funds in the 2022 VA budget may have been carried-over illegally into the 2023 VA budget.

“So what I wanted to make sure that the committee heard today is that giving the veterans exactly what they have asked for, what I have been directed to do, this is the result, a decrease of $2.8 million in available financial assistance going into fiscal year ’23,” he reported to the B&F. “And I wanted to make the committee aware that this is no longer the fault of the NN VA. We talk decorum and I agree. But I will not sit quietly anymore and be blamed for circumstances that are no longer mine. So I ask of this committee please be advised…”

Crotty interrupts Zweirlein again and asks Henio to direct Zweirlein to submit a written budget report because Zweirlein’s opinions are “to hurt our veterans.” She tells Zweirlein, “This committee should not stand for what you say.”

The B&F do not vote on Zweirlein’s report because none of the B&F members seconded a motion by B&F member Jimmy Yellowhair to accept Zweirlein’s report.

It’s 1:44 pm, 7.21.22, and Law & Order Committee chairwoman Eugenia Charles-Newton tells the Speaker, “if we can organize trail ride with water, food, a tent, we can quickly meet with the Navajo veterans.”
Charles Newton says that when the Navajo Veterans marched on the Council, Not one delegate stood up & said I would oppose the legislation for Navajo Veterans. If they did, then the veterans could have had the opportunity to question those delegates.
On July 16, 2022, I attended a meeting and Navajo VA director Zweirlein reported that there were 219 housing applications from Northern Agency Veterans Organization, but that was reduced to 75.
I asked Zweirlein why there was a decrease. Zweirlein reported that the decrease was Due to three new housing criteria.
This is what we’re facing now, Charles-Newton said. And now Who goes out to those veterans to tell them they were removed from housing list. Nez&lzier are opposing legislation for Navajo veterans sponsored by Delegate Kee Allen Begay.

It’s 1:58 pm, 7.21.22, and Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay has a LONG PAPER TRAIL about how he Invited Delegates, Nez&Lizer, Zweirlein, the five Agency Veterans Organizations, the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council to Help with the Drafting of all the Navajo veterans legislation in 2020. He reminds the Council & Delegate Herman Daniels Jr that three of the five Agency Veterans Organizations passed resolutions supporting the Navajo veterans legislation. And he says one of the Agency Veterans Organizations opposing his legislation for Navajo veterans is not a Resolution, but a Letter from One Veteran.

It’s 2 pm, 7.21.22, and our Navajo Nation Council is showing their TOTAL LACK of RESPECT for our Navajo Veterans, their families, Gold Star Mothers – the Dine’. The Council is ALLOWING Speaker Damon to Ask Navajo VA director James Zweirlein to be a Part of the Debate on Delegate Kee Allen Begay’s Legislation. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

It’s 2:22 pm, 7.21.22, and Budget & Finance Committee member Nathaniel Brown wants assurances from Delegate Kee Allen Begay that Legislation 0021-22 will Speed Up the construction of housing for veterans.
LOL LOL LOL Seriously Nate Brown?! Under nez&lizer & unstable Navajo VA director Zweirlein, there was ONE house built for Navajo veterans. And under Russell Begaye-Nez, there were ZERO HOUSES built for Navajo Veterans. NEW POLICIES ARE NEEDED and that’s what Legislation 0021-22 will do.

It’s 2:27 pm, 7.21.22, and Budget & Finance Committee Vice Chairman Raymond Smith Jr. calls for TABLING for 30 DAYS legislation 0021-22 for more information after Hearing from nez&lizer VA director Zweirlein that all positions for Navajo VA Housing Program are Filled & if legislation 0021-22 is passed that it could prevent the construction of homes for Navajo veterans.

It’s 2:32 pm, 7.21.22, and Raymond Smith says he’s getting calls from Agency Veterans Organizations that they support or oppose legislation for Navajo veterans. Smith says he wants more clarification on the Housing Manager Position. But Now, Smith says he wants a WORK SESSION in 30 Days.

It’s 2:35 pm, 7.21.22, and the Council votes 11 in favor, 12 opposed on having a WORK SESSION on Legislation 0021.22, which would create a Program Manager Position to administer the Navajo VA Housing Program.

Unofficial voting tally:

Elmer Begay NoVote; Kee Allen Begay RED; Paul Begay Jr. Green; Nathaniel Brown RED; Eugenia Charles-Newton RED; Amber Kanazbah Crotty RED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James RED; Rickie Nez RED; Carl Slater RED; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. RED; Otto Tso Green; Charlaine Tso RED; Daniel Tso RED; Eugene Tso RED; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.

It’s 2:42 pm, 7.21.22, and Delegate Herman Daniels Jr. has not Given Up on TABLING the legislation for Navajo Veterans. Daniels says he’s talked with his veterans in the Western Agency. He says that the Council could call for a WORK SESSION on all the legislation for Navajo Veterans. SMH! GOOD GRIEF! What is with you, Herman Daniels?! Or why am I asking?! Herman Daniels was among those Council Delegates who were INVOLVED with the THEFT of more than $34 Million in EMEGENCY ASSISTANCE for VETERANS, ELDERS, STUDENTS, etc.

It’s 2:53 pm, 7.21.22, and Delegate Charlaine Tso says she has widows who have submitted their application numerous times. All our veterans who served are entitled to housing. Let’s move forward. I agree with Delegate Charles Newton that another Work Session is a Waster of Time.

It’s 2:58 pm, and the Council votes 13 in favor, 9 opposed, which means that Legislation 0022-22 which sought Council approval to create a housing program manager to administer the Navajo VA Housing Program, DID NOT PASS because 16 YES VOTES were needed.
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Jr. RED; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty NoVote; Herman Daniels Jr. RED; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona RED; Jamie Henio RED; Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. RED; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Otto Tso Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. RED; Edison Wauneka RED; Edmund Yazzie RED; Jimmy Yellowhair RED.

It’s 3 pm, 7.21.22, and the Council on LEGISLATION 0043-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $437,947 Out of the Síhasin Fund to Purchase a New Motor Grader for Sawmill Chapter and to Purchase a New Backhoe for Red Lake Chapter; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – 2508(2/3)
SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.

3:17 pm, 7.21.22, and the Council votes 22 in favor, zero opposed to add a request from Delegate Carl Slater for equipment for his chapter.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Jr. Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty Green; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Otto Tso Green; Charlaine Tso NoVote: Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair green.

It’s 3:32 pm, 7.21.22 and Amendment 2 offered by delegate Edmund Yazzie, who wants $10 million to construct a multipurpose building for Mariano Lake and he wants his request to be added to LEGISLATION 0043-22, which seeks $437,947 from the Síhasin Fund to Purchase a New Motor Grader for Sawmill Chapter and to Purchase a New Backhoe for Red Lake Chapter and Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – 2508(2/3 VOTE NEEDED to approve 0043-22) SPONSOR: delegate Wilson C. Stewart, Jr. Yazzie says that the multipurpose building will be for veterans. I support veterans, Edmund says after he voted to TABLED for 30 DAYS legislation aimed at removing Navajo VA director Zweirlein and voted against creating a housing manager for the Navajo VA Housing Program after Zweirlein decided to change housing qualifications on a whim.

It’s 3:45 pm, 7.21.22, and the Pork Barrel is ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING…rawhide LOL

Navajo Council Delegate Charlaine Tso ask Delegate Edmund Yazzie if he’s worked with New Mexico for funding for his $10M multipurpose building for Mariano Lake Chapter. We are preparing state priorities and we can add to list so you don’t need to take $10 million from sihasin funds, she says. We need to leave funding for our youth, for their future. I’m willing to work on that for you with New Mexico since I am a Navajo Council State Task Force member. Charlaine says that Inflation has tripled the cost for a Sweetwater project.

It’s 3:55 pm, 7.21.22, and delegate Edmund Yazzie says his chapters have been talking for six years about being chapters getting certified. This bldg. was talked about for years, and with COVID, there was a big setback & so working on getting land near Gallup to run a C-Store. Asked NM for $2.9M and $1.6M and staff did due diligence & funds awarded. But the estimated cost is $13M.

Edmund asks the council what else can he say. If get line item vetoed, he’ll keep trying.

NOTE – I haven’t heard the Status of the Mariano Lake project. Did it go through all the clearances?

It’s 4:10 pm, 7.21.22, and Budget & Finance Committee member Amber Kanazbah Crotty says she is looking at a NM document which shows that NM awarded millions to Mariano Lake multipurpose project, and that only the Navajo Nation Eastern Agency projects are funded by NM.

NM did not fund projects from Northern Agency.

Crotty says that Pearl Yellowman, Navajo Division of Community Development, is supposed to develop a 5-yr capital infrastructure plan. How are projects being prioritized NM? involvement of delegates who want to move forward with discussions. Yaazie your area has been favored in this process.

The answer by Pearl Yellowman, who was politically appointed by nez&lizer, to Crotty’s question about the Five-Year Capital Infrastructure Plan is: “We have been working and there is progress. The chapters from NM, Ariz., Utah update their projects. And Mariano Lake received NM funds.”

Crotty asks how Yellowman was appointed to NM Board that awards funds to chapters.

Yellowman answer that Nez selected her and then NM gov Michelle Lujan Grisham

It’s 4:14 pm, 7.21.22, and Budget & Finance Committee member Amber Kanazbah Crotty tells the Council that Yellowman’s information is shedding light on what delegates need from OPVP so we, as council, have information so we can advocate for our projects before NM. The information we receive is hit or miss to advocate for NM funds for chapter projects. We need to modernizer process for NM funding for chapters.
Community Development has more than 50 positions funded under ARPA and does community development have any positions for Council to advocate for chapter funding from NM, Utah, Arizona?
Does this legislation allow for ARPA reimbursement to Sihasin Fund?
Will it come from Chapter ARPA allocations?
Chief Legislative Counsel Dana Bobroff says that LEGISLATION 0043-22, which seeks $437,947 from the Síhasin Fund to Purchase a New Motor Grader for Sawmill Chapter and to Purchase a New Backhoe for Red Lake Chapter, etc., has provision that allows for reimbursement. And the reimbursement would not include ARPA funds appropriated to the chapters of the 24 delegates.

4:30 pm, 7.21.22, and delegate mark freeland offers a new Amendment 2 to Legislation 0043-22, which is for $121,202 to buy a gooseneck trailer & duty vehicle from Roberts Truck Center for Nahodishgish Chapter.
Freeland has new Amendment 2 after Delegate Edmund Yazzie withdrew his request for $10M for a multipurpose building for Mariano Lake.

4:40 pm, 7.21.22, and Delegate Daniel Tso ask the Council to Table legislation 0043-22 until all chapters have the opportunity to work with all delegates on the status of their heavy equipment that were funded by CARES and ARPA. He says that some chapters didn’t receive their heavy equipment and some chapters received a gooseneck trailer without a truck. He says that Freeland would also need to withdraw his Amendment 2.

Mark Freeland said he looked at Naabi vote tally on Legislation 0043-22 in May by Naabi, and he will not withdraw his amendment.

Delegate Amber Kanazbah asks if heavy equipment is eligible for ARPA reimbursement. And I’m looking at Council approval of more than $1 billion in ARPA funds, which nez signed, and Delegate Freeland received double funding for his district than the district I represent and any other districts.

So I’m trying to understand what is the plan for delegates to move forward with regional project and to invest in community centers that are not covered under ARPA funding.

Freeland says that the large funding he received under ARPA is because his chapters were prepared and majority of their projects for ARPA funds is for water. They were prepared.

It is 4:54 pm, 7.21.22, and Budget & Finance Commttee member Amber Kanazbah Crotty & Law and Order Committee chairwoman Eugenia Charles Newton are HOLDING Delegate Mark Freeland, a former Begaye&nez consultant, ACCOUNTABLE for making an Emergency Request for a $93,000 truck and a $27,000 gooseneck trailer for Nahodishgish Chapter.

Charles Newton asked Freeland: why didn’t you include in your $1 billion ARPA legislation that Council just passed and why can’t you use your portion of $8 million to buy a truck & gooseneck trailer.

Delegate Mark Freeland says he has eight chapters and I have a lot of territory and there wasn’t staff to request for the truck and trailer and he just wants to get his chapters ready. Nahodishgish didn’t have opportunity to submit their request.

NOTE – FREELAND SOUNDS LIKE HIS CHAPTER MISSED OUT. But that’s what Delegate Daniel Tso asked for. He asked Freeland to withdraw his Amendment 2 so he could Table 0043-22 so ALL CHAPTERS had the OPPORTUNITY to SUMBIT their HEAVY EQUPMENT REQUESTS.

5:05 pm, 7.21.22, and Speaker Damon asks attorney Bobroff what is gaslighting, any ineraton where manipulate cannot trust own senses; form of psychological manipulation to create confusion and have person question memory.

It’s 5:09 pm, 7.21.22, and delegate Rickie nez says he’s concerned about what is happening to 0043-22. Please withdraw your amendment 2, delegate Mark Freeland.

We need to bring back this law, which was taken out. That law stated No spending/financial transaction three prior to general elections.

Delegate freeland withdraws his amendment 2.

It’s 5:35 pm, 7.21.22, and Budget & Finance member Amber Kanazbah Crotty offers Amendment 2, which would direct that any of the funds appropriated from the Sihasin Fund shall be reimbursed if they are eligible with ARPA, state and other funding sources.

It’s 5:43 pm, 7.21.22, and delegate Raymond smith jr asks what happened to the other Amendments?

Chief legislative counsel dana bobroff apologies and says she thought the other amendments were withdrawn.

NOTE – Amendment 2 was withdrawn by delegate mark freeland, which requested about $186,000 for a gooseneck trailer & heavy duty truck.

Dana Bobroff also explains that any funds appropriated by the council through 0043-22 will be reviewed for eligibility for reimbursement with $8.8 million in $1 billion ARPA appropriation. The $8.8 million is for each of the districts/chapters that each of the 24 delegates represent.

Speaker Damon says stsff need 10 minute break to work on Amendments.

It’s 6:47 pm, 7.21.22, and the Council votes 12 in favor, 10 opposed on Amendment 2, which mandates that all funds appropriated in Legislation 0043-22 will be reimbursed, if eligible, with ARPA funds & the $8.8M for each 24 delegates for their districts, which was allocated in $1 billion ARPA appropriation, which would SAVE SIHAINS FUNDS for our Future & STOP some of the SPENDING by some DELEGATES.

Unofficial voting tally:

Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay RED; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty Green; Herman M. Daniel Jr. Green; Mark Freeland RED; Pernell Halona RED; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater RED; Raymond Smith Jr. NoVote; Wilson Stewart Jr. RED; Otto Tso RED; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. RED; Edison Wauneka RED; Edmund Yazzie RED; Jimmy Yellowhair RED.

Budget & Finance member Amber Kanazbah Crotty says that Delegates Shud start drawing down on ARPA and understand Navajo Division Directors have to sign off on projects and then projects go through NDOJ. When it comes to heavy equipment, focus shud be for emergency response and what is the plan and how are we going to move through next variant.

Health, Education & Human Services Committee vice chairman Carl Slater withdraws his Second to 0043-22, which means that if there is no Second, then 0043-22 dies.

It’s 6:59 pm, 7.21.22, and because Health, Education & Human Services vice chair Carl Slater is afraid that it will take Years for his chapter to get their water truck, because of Amendment 2 by Budget & Finance member Amber Crotty Kanazbah which would STOP the Council from SPENDING the Sihasin Fund & SAVE it for our Future Generations, the Cuoncil is starting to UNRAVEL the Amendments they passed.

It’s 7:10 pm, 7.21.22, and the Council votes 23 in favor, zero opposed on Amendment 3 to Legislation 0043-22. Amendment 2 was offered by Delegate Nathaniel Brown to Delete Amendment 1 and amend Amendment 2 to remove language that mandates that Funds appropriated from Sihasin Fund in 0043-22 shall be Reimbursed with ARPA Funds if eligible. Brown’s Amendment 3 removes language that any Funds appropriated from Sihasin Fund in 0043-22 can be reimbursed with $8.8 million appropriated to each of the 24 delegates for their districts/chapters that was part of the $1 Billion ARPA spending plan that the Council approved & nez signed off on.

Unofficial voting tally:

Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty Green; Herman M. Daniel Jr. Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Otto Tso Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.

It’s 7:20 pm, 7.21.22, and the Navajo Council votes 12 in favor, 11 opposed on Legislation 0043-22, which needed 16 Yes votes, and so 0043-22 DOES NOT PASS.

Unofficial voting tally:

Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay RED; Nathaniel Brown RED; Eugenia Charles Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty Green; Herman M. Daniel Jr. Green; Mark Freeland RED; Pernell Halona RED; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater RED; Raymond Smith Jr. RED; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Otto Tso RED; Charlaine Tso RED; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. RED; Edison Wauneka RED; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair RED.

As Council voting, Delegate Amber Crotty calls Point of Privilege and Clarifies with Speaker Damon that Vote is on Main Motion, and that cost of heavy equipment to Sawmill and Red Lake will only be REIMBUSED with ARPA funds.

LEGISLATION 0043-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $437,947 Out of the Síhasin Fund to Purchase a New Motor Grader for Sawmill Chapter and to Purchase a New Backhoe for Red Lake Chapter; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – 2508(2/3)

It’s 7:32 pm, 7.21.22, and Delegates Jamie Henio Motions to RECESS. The Council votes 12 in favor, 11 opposed.

Elmer Begay RED; Kee Allen Begay RED; Paul Begay RED; Nathaniel Brown RED; Eugenia Charles Newton RED; Amber Kanazbah Crotty Green; Herman M. Daniel Jr. Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green; Vince James Green; Rickie Nez RED; Carl Slater RED; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. RED; Otto Tso RED; Charlaine Tso RED; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; NoVote; Edison Wauneka RED; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.

Speaker Damon says All Travel & All Meetings are CANCELLED for Tomorrow because the Council still have Several Pieces of Legislation to Act on & tomorrow is Day 5 or the Last Day of the Council’s five-day Summer Session.

PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SUMMER SESSION
July 18 – 22, 2022, 10 AM, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)

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PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council

  1. CALL SESSION TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS TO THE NAVAJO NATION
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
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  4. RECEIVE THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE NAVAJO NATION
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  5. RECEIVE REPORT FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE NAVAJO NATION
    (m) (s) (v)
  6. RECEIVE REPORT FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL
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  7. RECEIVE FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE CONTROLLER
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    Page 2 of 5
  8. ORAL REPORTS
    A. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (m) (s) (v)
    B. Indian Health Services (IHS) (m) (s) (v)
    C. Attorney General (m) (s) (v)
    D. Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council (m) (s) (v)
  9. WRITTEN REPORTS
    A. Standing Committees (m) (s) (v)
    B. Boards and Commissions (m) (s) (v)
    C. Bureau of Indian Affairs (m) (s) (v)
    D. Indian Health Services Area Director (m) (s) (v)
  10. OLD BUSINESS
    (A) LEGISLATION 0063-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $1,600,000 Out of the Síhasin Fund to Cover the Funding Shortfall for the Ganado Chapter Senior & Veterans Center Project; Reapproving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3) SPONSOR: Honorable Vince R. James
    (m) Hon. Otto Tso (s) Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair (v)
    07/01/2022 – Motion to Table Legislation 0063-22 until Navajo Nation Council Summer Session to provide ample time for Division of Community Development (DCD) and Community Projects Management Department (CPMD) to provide an overall listing for projects with shortfalls, and for Office of Legislative Counsel to assist in drafting possible amendments; (M) Honorable Daniel E. Tso; (S)
    Honorable Eugene Tso; (V) 14 In Favor, 06 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
    (B) LEGISLATION 0013-22: An Act Relating to the Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $540,528 in Supplemental Funding from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance to Rehoboth Christian School to Fund Student Transportation Costs, a Navajo Language Teacher Position, Summer School Expenses, and Other Needs SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edmund Yazzie
    (m) (s) (v)
    5/12/2022 – Legislation 0013-22 was referred back to the Navajo Nation Council for consideration; (M) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka; (S) Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair; (V) 14 in Favor, 09 Opposed (Chairman Damon Not Voting)
    4/21/2022 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0013-22 to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee for further discussion at the next Regular scheduled or Special Naabik’íyáti’ Committee meeting; (M) Hon. Jamie Henio; (S) Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 12 in Favor, 11 Opposed
    (Chairman Damon Votes in Favor to Break Tie)
  11. NEW BUSINESS
    (A) LEGISLATION 0258-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending CAP-19-16 to Transfer the Responsibility and Permanent Trust Fund Interest Funding for the Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project From the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise; Allocating $11,400,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise for the Shiprock HotelRestaurant Project and Approving the NNHE’S Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§2501-2508 (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton
    (m) (s) (v)
    (B) LEGISLATION 0021-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
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    (C) LEGISLATION 0022-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 2 N.N.C. §1033 to Establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    (D) LEGISLATION 0043-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $437,947 Out of the Síhasin Fund to Purchase a New Motor Grader for Sawmill Chapter and to Purchase a New Backhoe for Red Lake Chapter; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – 2508(2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    (E) LEGISLATION 0049-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $500,000 from the Síhasin Fund for the Assessment, Removal, and Cleanup of Old Residential Units in the Community of Navajo, New Mexico; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan in a Accordance with 12 N.N.C. §2505(A) (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    (F) LEGISLATION 0051-22: An Act Relating to Budget and Finance and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $3,003,441 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Navajo Election Administration for its Expenses in Preparation for the 2022 Navajo Nation Elections; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), § 820(J), and § 820(L) (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    (G) LEGISLATION 0065-22: An Act Relating to the Law and Order, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,215,000 from the Síhasin Fund for the Completion of the Kayenta Judicial Complex; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
    (m) (s) (v)
    (H) LEGISLATION 0066-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $7,650,000 from the Síhasin Fund for the Construction of the Chiłchinbeto Multi-purpose Building; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
    (m) (s) (v)
    (I) LEGISLATION 0067-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $4,100,000 from the Síhasin Fund for a Proposed Apartment/Multipurpose Complex in Navajo, New Mexico; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    (m) (s) (v)
    (J) LEGISLATION 0104-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education, and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $25,000,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation for its Long-Term Care, Cancer, and Rehabilitation Facility; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Thomas Walker, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka
    (m) (s) (v)
    (K) LEGISLATION 0106-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,500,000.00 from the Síhasin Fund to the Capital Projects Management Department (“CPMD”) to Complete the Teesto Chapter Community Center Project; Reapproving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508 (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Elmer P. Begay
    (m) (s) (v)
    (L) LEGISLATION 0107-22: An Act Relating to the Budget and Finance, Health, Education and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,334,871 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Renovations Necessary at Certain Navajo Nation Government Facilities to Provide Access to Persons with Disabilities; and Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(M) Regarding OMB Review (2/3)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    (M)LEGISLATION 0024-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund at 12 N.N.C. §1176 to Create Separate Business Unit Numbers When Funding Navajo Veterans’ Organizations
    SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
    (m) (s) (v)
    (N) LEGISLATION 0052-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $267,184 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance for Animal Rez-Q, Inc. to Conduct the “Navajo Nation Spay, Neuter, Vaccination Blitz 2022” from April to September 2022 in Cooperation with the Navajo Nation Animal Control Program
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    (O) LEGISLATION 0092-22: An Act Relating to Health Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 15 N.N.C. §§ 302 – 308, the Plan of Operations of the Navajo Nation Labor Commission
    SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
  12. CLOSE OF SESSION; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
    THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The public is advised that the Navajo Nation Council Agenda and the Agendas of the Standing Committees are not final until adopted by a majority vote of the Navajo Nation Council or the Standing Committee at a Navajo Nation Council or a Standing Committee meeting pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §§163 and 183, Navajo Nation Council Rule of Order No. 7, and Standing Committee Rule of Order No. 8.
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