Navajo Naabi Comm. hears Sexual Assault & MMDRLGBTQ+ Rept. But where Funds for MMDRLGBTQ+?!

It’s now 1:43 PM, 5.12.22, and the Navajo Council Naabik’iyati FINALLY Hearing the “Report from the Naabik’íyáti’ Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) Subcommittee on the United States Department of Justice Consultation Written Report on Efforts to Address the Unacceptably High Rate of Violent Crimes in Native Communities, including the Rates of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons. Presented by Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty, SAP Chairwoman and Diné Action Plan (DAP) Advisory Group”
And of course, Naabi committee members are falling all over themselves saying how this Report Deals with CRITICAL issues. Yup, MMIWR is CRITICAL & Has been since 1492. I say this because I remember that the Council Delegates VOTED to Hear the MMIWR Report at the end of their Naabi, which, of course, did NOT HAPPEN becuase Naabi wanted to Debate the nez&lizer $1.1 BILLION spending plan, which is back before Naabi.
GOOD, GOOD, GOOD , GOOD!!!! Because Naabi has the OPPORTUNITY to Put OUR PEOPLE’S $1.1 BILLION for the MMIWP, for FULLY FUNDED & STAFFED non-profit Rape Crisis Centers in every 24 Regional District on Rez; 24 regional Non-Profit Domestic Violence Shelters, 24 Non-Profit Children’s Homes; 24 Non-Profit Healing Centers;; 24 Non-Profit Children & Teen Shelters; 24 non-profit MMIDRLEBTQ+ Centers;. And HIRE ADABI Director Lorena Halwood to be the Consultant. Lorena Halwood has been a VOICE for DV victims for more than 30 YEARS. She has been in the Trenches alone sometimes. And sometimes Lorena has had to Battle with our own and her own Navjjo Govt for FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
And the Council NEEDS to add $540,528 to FUND MMIWRLBGTQ+ Support & Prevention Centers across our Dine’ Homeland instead of Funding Organized Religion/Former Boarding School that has Upper Management sidestepping Question of Teaching & Supporting Our Way of Life, which Includes our Prayers/Ceremonies. 6. OLD BUSINESS: A. LEGISLATION 0013-22: 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
May Peace Prevail on Mother Earth!

it is 3:45 pm, 5.12.22, and I would not be Surprised if the Entire Staff of the Navajo Election Administration office walk out! Seriously!! I’ve been Listening to the NEA present – in English & Navajo – their Financial Need report that includes Computer Equipment that Do Not Talk to each other, let alone by Zoom! NEA staff are using 2010 programs. Their land phones Do Not Transfer! NEA accountant is using BORROWED LAPTOP from NEA staff.
And how does former NEA director/Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie respond? Yazzie Critizes them1 He starts jini?gossip that NEA director presenting Q!uestionable Budget/Wish List & so he asks for NEA Board & Voter Registration Specialist.
SHAME, SHAME on NEA Board prez Melvin Harrison for agreeing with Delegate Edmund Yazzie.
I missed name of NEA Voter Registration Specialist who CLEALRY told Council that NEA Needs $3M to UPDATE “Primitive” computer equipment & programs especially Voter Registration & Election Results Data, which is a WIDELY ACCEPTED, JUSTIFIFIED, SANE action in Upgrading Equipment & programs, which is based on Review of Current NEA computers & programs at NEA office & agency offices and Test Drive of Computers & Programs, & CONTINUED updating of Computers & Programs.
The Response from Naabi shows they are DANGEROUSLY IT ILLITERATE!!!! We, the Dine’, must Demand that our Navajo Govt elected be IT LITERATE or at least Understand It is as IMPORTANT as Bathroom Additions.
The Ultimate Solution to the TOTAL LACK of FINANCIAL SUPPOPR for our Navajo Election Administration by the Navajo Council & Prez & Vice Prez is to DIRECT the Council to Make the NEA INDEPENDENT instead of Under the Navajo Nation Council!!!!

NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING (VIA TELECOMMUNICATION)
Call-in Number: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 928 871 7160
Passcode: 86515

Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ), Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10 AM (DST)
PROPOSED AGENDA
PRESIDING CHAIR: Honorable Seth Damon, Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council, BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE, RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT COM. HEALTH, EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES COM., LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE, Hon. Elmer P. Begay Hon. Kee Allen Begay, Jr. Hon. Paul Begay Hon. Eugenia Charles-Newton (C) Hon. Nathaniel Brown Hon. Herman M. Daniels, Jr. Hon. Pernell Halona Hon. Vince R. James Hon. Amber Kanazbah Crotty Hon. Mark A. Freeland Hon. Carl Roessel Slater (VC) Hon. Eugene Tso Hon. Jamie Henio (C) Hon. Rickie Nez (C) Hon. Charlaine Tso Hon. Otto Tso (VC) Hon. Raymond Smith, Jr. (VC) Hon. Wilson C. Stewart, Jr. Hon. Daniel E. Tso (C) Hon. Edmund Yazzie Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair Hon. Thomas Walker, Jr. (VC) Hon. Edison J. Wauneka (C) Chair & (VC) Vice Chair

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER; ROLL CALL; INVOCATION
  2. RECOGNIZE GUESTS AND VISITING OFFICIALS (2 Minute Limit per Delegate)
  3. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE AGENDA
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  4. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE JOURNALS: April 14, 2022
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  5. RECEIVE REPORTS:
    A. Report from the Naabik’íyáti’ Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) Subcommittee on the United States Department of Justice Consultation Written Report on Efforts to Address the Unacceptably High Rate of Violent Crimes in Native Communities, including the Rates of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons. Presented by Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty, SAP Chairwoman and Diné Action Plan (DAP) Advisory Group
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    B. Update Report from the Navajo Nation Elections Office on the Preparation of the 2022 Primary and General Elections as it pertains to voter registration outreach, as well as, proposed funding shortfalls. Report by Rosita Kelly, Executive Director
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  6. OLD BUSINESS:
    A. 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
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    04/21/2022 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0013-22 back to the Naabik’yati’ Committee for Further Discussion at the next regular scheduled or special Naabik’iyati’ Committee meeting; (M) Honorable Jamie Henio; (S) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 12 in Favor, 11 Opposed (Speaker Damon Votes in Favor)
    B. LEGISLATION 0050-22: An Act Relating to an Emergency; 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) SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    04/20/2022 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0050-22 back to the Naabik’yati’ Committee for Further Discussion; (M) Honorable Edison J. Wauneka; (S) Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton; (V) 15 in Favor, 06 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
  7. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. 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 SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    B. 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) SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    C. 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
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    D. LEGISLATION 0062-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees; Amending CJA-01-21 and NABIS-36-21 to Extend the Deadlines for the Expenditure of Síhasin Funds for Chapter Heavy Equipment Purchases and for the Department of Water Resources Emergency Projects
    SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso
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    E. LEGISLATION 0086-22: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,070,298,867 of Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Funds; Approving the Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Expenditure Plans for: Chapter Assistance; Public Safety Emergency Communications, E911, and Rural Addressing Projects; Cyber Security; Public Health Projects; Economic Development Projects; Hardship Assistance; Water and Wastewater Projects; Broadband Projects; Home Electricity Connection and Electricity Capacity Projects; Housing Projects and Manufactured Housing Facilities; Bathroom Addition Projects; Construction Contingency Funding; and Reduced Administrative Funding
    SPONSOR: Honorable Mark A. Freeland
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka
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    F. LEGISLATION 0087-22: An Action Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,070,298,867 of Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Funds for Regional and Chapter Projects; Approving the Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Regional and Chapter Projects Expenditure Plan SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
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    G. LEGISLATION 0077-22: An Action Relating to the Health, Education, and Human Services and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committees; Establishing “The Navajo Nation Foster Care Awareness Month” as a Recurring Event in May to Bring Awareness to Navajo Foster Children and Increase the Need for More Navajo Foster Parents SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
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    H. LEGISLATION 0040-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Establishing the San Juan River Mitigation Fund; Directing that Monies Received from In Re: Gold King Mine Release In San Juan County, Colorado, on August 5, 2015, NO. 1:18-md-02824 (D.N.M.) and Underlying and Related Actions Be Deposited in the San Juan River Mitigation Fund After Reimbursement of Litigation Costs
    SPONSOR: Honorable Rickie Nez
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
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    I. 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)
    SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    J. LEGISLATION 0064-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $5,000,000 from the Síhasin Fund for the Chiłchinbeto Convenience Store/Fuel Station Project; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508
    SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
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    K. 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
    SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
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    L. 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
    SPONSOR: Honorable Nathaniel Brown
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    M. 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
    SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    N. LEGISLATION 0093-22: An Act Relating to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee and the Budget & Finance Committee; Approving the Fund Management Plan for the Diné Relocatee Fund SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso
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  8. CLOSE OF MEETING; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT
    AGENDA 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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