Navajo Council Fall Session, 10 am daily, 10.19-23.20

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Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans,
The Navajo Council is convening its annual five-day Fall Session at 10 am, Monday, 10.19.20. Navajo President Nez is scheduled to present the State of the Nation address Monday. I wonder if Nez will renew his request to the Council for more time to spend about $300M in CARES funds the Council appropriated to the Nez-lizer administration to provide direct COVID-19 relief aid, including PPEs, hand sanitizers, cleaning supplies, plexiglass, mental health services, etc.

Controller Pearline Kirk urged the Council to put $2M in unspent funds for 500 churches, the Dine’ hataliis Association, and Azee Bee Nahgha of Dine’ Nation Inc,into the Hardship Assistance pot because the Navajo Division of Social Services would not be able to spent the $2M by Dec. 30, the US Treasury deadline for the Navajo Nation and other Tribal Governments to spend CARES money. Kirk also recommended that the Council push all UNSPENT CARES dunds into the Hardship Assistance pot to increase the $50M that’s in the Hardship Assistance fund.

Day one of the annual quarterly Council sessions is to hear reports from the Nation’s three branch chiefs, Office of the Controller, Indian Health Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, etc.

To find out when Hardship Assistance application are available, visit the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller website at: http://www.nnooc.org/CARESHelp.html

PROPOSED AGENDA OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL FALL SESSION, October 19 – 23, 2020
10:00 AM, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)
VIA TELECONFERENCE
PRESIDING: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
    (m) (s) (v)
  4. RECEIVE THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE NAVAJO NATION
    (m) (s) (v)
  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
    (m) (s) (v)
  7. RECEIVE FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE CONTROLLER
    (m) (s) (v)
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  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 0160-20: An Action Relating to an Emergency; Requesting Congress to Extend the Deadline for Native American Veterans to File for U.S. Veterans Administration Disability Claims and Claims Against the Indian Health Service for Substandard Medical Care
    SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona
    (m) Honorable Rickie Nez (s) Honorable Eugene Tso (v)
    07/22/2020 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0160-20 back to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; (M) Honorable Rickie Nez; (S) Honorable
    Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 13 in Favor, 09 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
  11. NEW BUSINESS
    (A) LEGISLATION 0188-20: An Act Relating to Law and Order, Budget and Finance, Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending Navajo Nation Code 12 N.N.C. § 820(N) Appropriations Lapse SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
    (m) (s) (v) (B) LEGISLATION 0210-20: An Act to Relating Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, Naabik’íyáti’ and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending Title 17, Law and Order Code, by Enacting as an Offense, Section 378, “Violation of an Emergency Order or Action”
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    (C) LEGISLATION 0219-20: An Action Relating to an Emergency for the Navajo Nation; Opposing All In-Person Instruction at All Schools Intending to Reopen Within the Navajo Nation Amidst
    COVID-19; Supporting the Navajo Nation Board of Education in Recommending Virtual Learning
    SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
    (m) (s) (v)
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    (D) LEGISLATION 0223-20: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Establishing Policy that the Navajo Nation Government Shall Not Endorse Candidates or
    Political Parties in Federal, State and Local Elections
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    (E) LEGISLATION 0226-20: An Action Relating to Law and Order and the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Probationary Appointment of Victor Clyde as Navajo Nation District Court Judge
    SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
    (m) (s) (v)
    (F) LEGISLATION 0231-20: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Confirming the Appointment of Mr. Harrison Tsosie to the Commission on Navajo
    Government Development for a Term of Two Years as the Representative for the Judicial Branch
    SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
    (m) (s) (v)
    (G) LEGISLATION 0234-20: An Action Relating to an Emergency for the Navajo Nation; Waiving 11 N.N.C. §§ 3(B), (C) and 6(A); Postponing the 2020 Navajo Nation Chapter Elections for One
    Year and Extending the Current Terms of Office for Such Time; and Rescinding CJN-49-20 and CJY-60-20 SPONSOR: Honorable Elmer P. Begay
    (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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