Navajo Council mtg: Chapters Continue with 3 member quorum; Confirm Harold G. Begay, Ph.D, as Navajo Education Supt., 10 am, 1.7.22

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,

According to the Navajo Council proposed agenda for Thursday, 1.7.22, there are only two pieces of legislation, but additional items, such as other legislation, can be added to the Council agenda by any Council member, during the Council debate on Adopting its Agenda.

Legislation that qualifies as Emergency can go directly to the Council, instead of going before one or more of the Council’s five oversight committees, and so Emergency Legislation can be added to the Council’s agenda.

LEGISLATION 0001-22 has been designated as Emergency Legislation and so it can be added to the Council’s agenda Thursday. The title of LEGISLATION 0001-22 is “An Action Relating to an Emergency; Approving Waivers of the Land User Consent Requirements Within the Navajo Nation’s Homesite Lease Regulations, Resolution No. RDCO-74-16, so that Homesite Lease Applicants can Expedite Their Homesite Lease Applications During this State of Emergency Due to the COVID-19 Virus; Waivers to be for a Limited Time; and Compensation and Due Process Pursuant to 16 N.N.C. §§ 1402 et seq. Shall be Afforded to Land Users Who Have Not Consented to the Use of Their Navajo Land for Homesite Leases.

PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION VIA TELECOMMUNICATION, Friday, January 7, 2022 – 10 AM
Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)

Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 928 871 7160, Passcode: 86515
PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council

  1. CALL MEETING 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. REPORTS: NONE
  5. OLD BUSINESS: NONE
  6. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0268-21: An Action Relating to an Emergency; Authorizing Chapters to Continue to Conduct Official Business Through a Quorum of Three (3) Registered Chapter Members; Limiting Chapter Business to COVID-19 Matters, the Navajo Nation Emergency Declaration, Budget Authorizations, and Additional Topics Approved on a Case-By-Case Basis by the Division Director of the Division of Community Development in Consultation with the Navajo Department of Justice; Directing the Chapters to Provide the Public with a Telephonic and/or Video-Conferencing Call-in Numbers Allowing the Navajo People to Participate in their Chapter Meetings; and Re-enacting Resolution CAP-19-20 Sections Three, Four, Five, Seven, and Nine Authorizations That Assist the Chapter to Provide Services to their Communities in a Safe Manner SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
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    B. LEGISLATION 0243-21: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Appointment of Dr. Harold G. Begay as Superintendent of Schools for the Department of Diné Education
    SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka
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  7. 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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