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Navajo Council special session: 2013 audit, Adult Guardianship Act, $5 million for 110 chapters
May 29, 2014 Professional Journal

Navajo Nation Legislative Assistant Harold Morgan rings the bell in front of the Navajo Council chamber to call delegates to the chamber on Feb. 21, 2014. Photo by Marley Shebala

Navajo Nation Legislative Assistant Harold Morgan rings the bell in front of the Navajo Council chamber to call delegates to the chamber on Feb. 21, 2014. Photo by Marley Shebala

The Navajo Nation Council is having a Special Session tomorrow, May 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Navajo Nation Council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz.

Among the Council PROPOSED AGENDA items is LEGISLATION 0115-14: ACCEPTING THE AUDIT REPORT OF KPMG, LLC, ON THE PRIMARY GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE NAVAJO NATION FOR 2013.

The Council is also expected to take up LEGISLATION 0100-14: THE NAVAJO ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ACT.

And of course, since it’s now tribal campaign season, and irregardless of the problem audits of about 40 percent of the tribal government’s 110 chapters, which are the local government units, there is LEGISLATION 0102-14: APPROPRIATING $5 MILLION IN SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING FOR THE 110 CHAPTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A MAY 28, 2014, PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL:
WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Nation Council’s special session on May 30, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., will be streamed live on the web through the Council’s designated USTREAM channel.

“On behalf of the 22nd Navajo Nation Council, I invite Diné Citizens from around the world to join us live during Friday’s special session,” said Speaker Pro Tem LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland).

The special session will be held to address three separate legislations including Legislation No. 0115-14, accepting an audit report of the Navajo Nation’s primary government conducted by KPMG, LLC for FY 2013. The legislation was approved by the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee on Wednesday with a vote of 12-0.

Council will also consider Legislation No. 0100-14, approving and enacting the Navajo Adult Guardianship Act of 2014 and Legislation No. 0102-14, approving supplemental funding from the Nation’s Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance in the amount of $5 million for administrative activities in the Nation’s 110 chapters to address local level community needs.

The Office of the Speaker continues its partnership with the Navajo Nation Office of Broadcast Services to provide the live-streaming service to the public. The live session will also be available on NNTV 5 which is available locally in Window Rock and surrounding areas.

Visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/navajo-nation-council to view the live-streamed proceedings of the Council’s special session. Alternatively, viewers may log onto the USTREAM home page and search for ‘Navajo Nation Council’ in the search box.

For news on the latest legislative branch activities, please visit www.navajonationcouncil.org

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