The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee is meeting today, June 23, and their first report on their proposed agenda is a Peabody Coal Mine report by Jarvis Williams, Peabody’s Navajo Tribal Relations Director.
Williams is the former chief of staff for disgraced Speaker Johnny Naize, who took a plea agreement with the Navajo Nation special prosecutors on Sept. 17, 2015, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery with Council Delegate David Tom, former Speaker Lawrence Morgan and former Council Delegates George Arthur, Leonard Teller, Raymond Joe, and Orlanda Smith-Hodge.
The proposed Naabik’iyati Committee agenda – 23JUN2016_NABI_Mtg_Agenda_PROPOSED – also includes legislation to amend the Navajo Nation Land Acquisition Land Fund; to Livestream the Navajo Nation Council Session at the Chapters during Navajo Nation Council week: approving $610,931 in supplemental funding for Navajo Nation Office of Diné Youth summer youth employment program, and opposing the Passage of S.B. 1316, a bill introduced to the State of Arizona Senate entitled “Arizona Flexible Loan Act”
The Naabik’iyati Committee is scheduled to meet at the Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz., starting at 10 a.m.
The Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker has finally set a date for a Naabik’iyati Committee work session on anti-fracking legislation. The date is June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Council chambers. That’s according to a Memo – Work Session Announcement on 6_29_16 from the Office of the Speaker.