Navajo Veterans $2.7M 2023 Budget Shortfall; $18K Bailout for Nez&Lizer Economic Development Division, 10 am, 7.14.22

It is 8:12 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes 21 in favor, zero opposed to ADJOURN at 8:12 pm.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie NoVote; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
Speaker Damon announces that the Council Delegates that are riding on horseback to the Navajo Nation Council chambers will arrive at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds in Window Rock, Ariz., Sunday, July 17, and then they will ride to the Council chambers Monday morning.
Monday, July 18, is the start of the Navajo Council annual five-day Summer Session.

It is 8:04 pm, 7.14.22, and Navajo Council Delegate Otto Tso says that it’s late and legislative staff are still here. I motion to Defer the Report on the Veterans Budget to the next Naabi meeting. Delegate Edison Wauneka Seconds Otto Tso’s motion.
Naabi votes 13 in favor and 8 opposed.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Red; Paul Begay Red; Nathaniel Brown Red; Eugenia Charles-Newton Red; Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Red; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Red; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Red; Daniel Tso Red; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie NoVote; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
Law & Order Committee chair Eugenia Charles-Newton reminds the Naabik’iyati that they have put the Veterans Budget on the “backburner twice. When will we hear about budget shortfalls in veterans’ budget. Next week is Navajo Council Summer Session and then the Council begins its annual Budget session. There was a press release from President Nez about the veterans’ budget. And there is still no opinion from the Navajo Dept of Justice that the Navajo Nation 50-50 formula created the $2.7M shortfall in the veterans’ 2023 budget.
Speaker Seth Damon informs Charles-Newton that Naabi just voted to hear the Report on the Veterans’ Budget at the next Naabi meeting, which is Aug. 11, 2022.

It is 7:58 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 20 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0112-22
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton NoVote; Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. NoVote; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
M. LEGISLATION 0112-22: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting the To’hajiilee Community School Board, Inc. to Hire Foreign Nationals to Address Critical Teacher Shortages; and Requesting the Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. State Department, to Facilitate and Approve Permanent Worker Status (Issuance of Individual Green Cards or Extension of Individual Existing J-1 Visas Pending Issuance of Green Cards) for Such Foreign Nationals, Provided that No Navajo Tribal Member and No U.S. Citizens are Displaced by the Hiring of Such Foreign Nationals
SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
Motion by Delegate Jamie Henio and Second by Delegate Nathaniel Brown.

It is 7:44 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi has started Debating
M. LEGISLATION 0112-22: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting the To’hajiilee Community School Board, Inc. to Hire Foreign Nationals to Address Critical Teacher Shortages; and Requesting the Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. State Department, to Facilitate and Approve Permanent Worker Status (Issuance of Individual Green Cards or Extension of Individual Existing J-1 Visas Pending Issuance of Green Cards) for Such Foreign Nationals, Provided that No Navajo Tribal Member and No U.S. Citizens are Displaced by the Hiring of Such Foreign Nationals
SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
Motion by Delegate Jamie Henio and Second by Delegate Nathaniel Brown.

It is 7:38 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 22 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0111-22.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
L. LEGISLATION 0111-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition: A Collaborative Land Management Plan for the Bears Ears National Monument
SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon
Motion by Delegate Daniel Tso and Second by Delegate Paul Begay.

It is 7:30 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 21 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0106-22.
Unofficial Voting Tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green; Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona NoVote; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
K. LEGISLATION 0106-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,500,000.00 from the Síhasin Fund to the Capital Projects Management Department (“CPMD”) to Complete the Teesto Chapter Community Center Project; Reapproving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508
SPONSOR: Honorable Elmer P. Begay

It is 7:15 pm, 7.14.2213 and Naabi votes 13 in favor, 8 opposed to TABLE Legislation 0107-22 for 30 days to hear from Navajo govt officials/administrators regarding why the Navajo govt has not Started to make all Navajo govt buildings accessible to disabled Dine’.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Red; Paul Begay Red; Nathaniel Brown Red; Eugenia Charles-Newton Red; Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Red; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater NoVote; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Red; Eugene Tso Red; Otto Tso Red; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
Delegate Daniel Tso asks if Legislation 0107-22 can still move to Navajo Council even with the Tabling Motion approved by Naabi.
Speaker Damon says it can, if the sponsor asks that it be placed on the Navajo Council agenda.
J. LEGISLATION 0107-22: An Act Relating to the Budget and Finance, Health, Education and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,334,871 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Renovations Necessary at Certain Navajo Nation Government Facilities to Provide Access to Persons with Disabilities; and Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(M) Regarding OMB Review
SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso

It’s 7:15 pm, 7.14.22, and Navajo Council Delegate Jimmy Yellowhair, who sits on the Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, is leading a Motion to TABLE a request for $13.3 Million to Begin making all Navajo govt building accessible to the handicapable. Delegate Pernell Halona Seconds Yellowhair’s TABLING motion to Table the $13.3M for 30 days to Hear from Navajo govt programs. And this is after Naabi hears from Speakers/Presenters that disabled Dine’ support & who plead for Naabi’s support for their $13.3M request to BEGIN making all Navajo govt buildings accessible to our disabled Dine’, who cannot get into buildings to access services, register to vote and vote.

It’s 5:17 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi is on agenda item J. LEGISLATION 0107-22: An Act Relating to the Budget and Finance, Health, Education and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,334,871 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Renovations Necessary at Certain Navajo Nation Government Facilities to Provide Access to Persons with Disabilities; and Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(M) Regarding OMB Review
SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso

It is 5:04 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi – without debate – votes 21 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0092-22.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green: Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James NoVote; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
H. LEGISLATION 0092-22: An Act Relating to Health Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 15 N.N.C. §§ 302 – 308, the Plan of Operations of the Navajo Nation Labor Commission. SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso

It’s 5 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabik’iyati Committee chairman/Speaker Seth Damon just lost his train of thought…He called out wrong Legislation.

It is 4:54 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 21 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0024-22.
Unofficial voting tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green: Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James NoVote; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
G. LEGISLATION 0024-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund at 12 N.N.C. §1176 to Create Separate Business Unit Numbers When Funding Navajo Veterans’ Organizations
SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty
CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
Motion by Delegate Daniel tso and Second by Eugene Tso.

It is 4:50 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 21 in favor, zero on Legislation 0022-22
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green: Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James NoVote; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
F. LEGISLATION 0022-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 2 N.N.C. §1033 to Establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program
MOTION by Delegate Daniel Tso and SECONDED by Delegate Eugenia Charles Newton

It is 4:40 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 20 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0021-22.
Unofficial Voting Tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green: Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio NoVote: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. NoVote; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
E. LEGISLATION 0021-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council SPONSOR: Delegate Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
MOTION by Delegate Rickie Nez and Seconded by Delegate Nathaniel Brown.

It is 4:30 pm, 7.14.22, and Naabi votes – without debate – 21 in favor and 1 opposed on Legislation 0066-22.

Unofficial Voting Tally:

Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green: Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniels Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona Green; Jamie Henio Red: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie Green; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.

D. 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: Delegate Nathaniel Brown

It is 4:26 pm, 7.14.22, After a really Long Debate, Naabi votes 20 in favor, zero opposed on Legislation 0065-22.
Unofficial Voting Tally:
Elmer Begay Green; Kee Allen Begay Green; Paul Begay Green; Nathaniel Brown Green; Eugenia Charles-Newton Green, Amber Kanazbah Crotty EXCUSED; Herman Daniel Green; Mark Freeland Green; Pernell Halona NoVote; Jamie Henio Green: Vince James Green; Rickie Nez Green; Carl Slater Green; Raymond Smith Jr. Green; Wilson Stewart Jr. Green; Charlaine Tso Green; Daniel Tso Green; Eugene Tso Green; Otto Tso Green; Thomas Walker Jr. Green; Edison Wauneka Green; Edmund Yazzie NoVote; Jimmy Yellowhair Green.
JAMES HENIO calls out Point of Privilege as Naabik’iyati voting. He asks to have staff get update balance on the Judicial Complex List.
C. 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: Delegate Nathaniel Brown

🤣🤣🤣🤣 It is `1:40 pm, 7.14.22, and Navajo Council Budget & Finance Committee vice chair raymond smith jr has Popped Open a Most Wonderful Can of Truth! Resources & Development Committee chair rickie nez just announced that he’s a member of Navajo Transitional Energy Corporation; Navajo Indian Irrigation Project, and Navajo Hospitality Enterprise.
Delegate rickie nez emphazies, “We need a work session on Conflict of Interest. NECA has a former delegate and NIIP. It’s all done within the law.”
Chief Legislative Counsel Dana Bobroff says research showed that Delegate Otto Tso was appointed to the Navajo Hospitality Enterprise in 2015. There cud b other info but can’t find due to internet problems.
NHE has delegates on its management board/board of directors. Shareholder reps have different tasks than a delegate who is a member of board of directors. In this instance, Otto tso was appointed to board of directors by law. I feel like there is no conflict of interest by Otto Tso. He has no economic gain, special interest, and he’s not getting money from NHE. I don’t see any of that. however i am going to read the Navajo Nation Ethics in Government Act general prohibition of Conflict of Interest.
FYI – The Naabik’iyati is debating B. LEGISLATION 0258-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending CAP-19-16 to Transfer the Responsibility and Permanent Trust Fund Interest Funding for the Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project From the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise; Allocating $11,400,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise for the Shiprock Hotel-Restaurant Project and Approving the NNHE’S Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§2501-2508. SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton

It’s 12:15 pm, 7.14.22, and Resources & Development Committee chairperson RICKIE Nez says there are Church Groups that come from Oklahoma to conduct Vacation Bible School. They need a place to stay. I support this project for a hotel & restaurant in Shirprock,NM. He says there’s a Good Flea Market every Saturday in Shiprock. RICKIE Nez also says that if Shiprock is Built up that they could rival the Santa Fe Indian Market where really Famous People buy jewelry.
Rickie Nez says he used to sell his jewelry at Santa Fe Indian Market and that Navajo Division of Economic Development director JT Willie sells his jewelry ther too.

It’s 11:50 pm, 7.14.22, and Navajo Council Delegate Vince James is Calling Out the Council Delegates that are Nit-Picking legislation to bring Economic Development to Shiprock, NM, with a Hotel & Restaurant. And of course Budget & Finance Committee vice chairperson Raymond Smith Jr. is Leading the Pack. Meanwhile Delegate Raymond Smith’s chapter, Nahata Dziil, is in an UPROAR over THOUSANDS of DOLLARS in Public Funds that Went MISSING.
The Gallup Independent received an UNSIGNED Letter that was sent in an OFFICIAL Nahata Dziil Chapter Envelope making Serious Accusations against a Nahata Dziil Commissioner, who Reported the THOUSANDS of Dollars in Public Funds that have Gone MISSING!!!! SMH I don’t use UNSIGNED letters & I don’t use the words of Individuals who will NOT Give their NAMES after making Serious Accusations without DOCUMENTS. Whenever, I receive an UNSIGNED letter or I’m contacted by an individual who wants me to do a story on alleged Corruption But refuses to Give me a Name. And I use Anonymous Sources, ONL:Y when the Anonymous Source gives me his or her Name & Contact Info, which I Share with my Editor. I have had People get really Angry with me for not using their Words against OTHERS because they Refuse to Give me their Name.
James reminds the Council Delegates to LOOK at their Platforms because they will SEE that they are Promising the Dine’ Economic Development & Jobs.

It’s 11 am, 7.14.22, and the $7K BAILOUT for nez&lizer Navajo Division of Economic Development is before Naabik’iyati. And FYI, this BAILOUT has the Support of Resources & Development Committee Chairman RICKIE Nez & his RDC Committee which includes Council Delegate Mark Freeland, who is Riding on Horseback to the Navajo Council. ASK Freeland & RICKIE WHY they support a $7K BAILOUT for nez&lizer when the Navajo Council just APPROVED $1.7 BILLION in ARPA Relief Aid!!!!
A. LEGISLATION 0003-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $900,000 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) to the Division of Economic Development/Tourism Department for Personnel and Operating Expenses for the Remainder of FY2022; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), and § 820(J) to Allow Use of the UUFB for Recurring Expenses SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.

It’s 11 am, 7.14.22, and the Lights have Gone on for Law & Order Committee chairwoman Eugenia Charles-Newton…She Started BUILDING Economic Development instead of tearing it down for the Shiprock Area by sponsoring Legislation 0258-21, which is asking the Navajo Council for $11.4 Million for the Shiprock Hotel & Restaurant.
I’m still waiting for Navajo Attorney General Doreen McPaul to take the Hemp Farmers to Navajo Court which is why the FBI, with SWAT weapons & the Navajo Police, Raided the Homes & Farms of our Dine’ Relatives who were Growing Hemp when Hemp was LEGAL on the Navajo Nation. But with Charles-Newton VERBALLY leading the Scorch & Burn FBI Charge on our Dine’ Elders, Families, Children, Teens, the Navajo Council CHANGED Our HEMP LAW to make it ILLEGAL so Charles-Newton & the Navajo Council could PUBLICLY VIOLATE the RIGHTS of our Dine’ Hemp Farmers.
Where is our Navajo Human Rights Commission? The last I heard, & saw, Navajo Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Denetdale was Only posting negative comments about the Hemp Farmers. I asked her why she was taking a Position on the Hemp Farmers when she was chairwoman of the Navajo Human Rights Commission, which has as it’s Mission Statement:
“To protect and promote the human rights of Navajo Nation citizens by advocating human equality at the local, state, national and international levels based on the Diné principles of Sa’a Naaghai Bik’e Hozhoo, Hashkéejí, Hózhóójí and K’é.”
*** The Diné principles translate to being resilient, content, disciplined and maintaining peaceful relationships with all creation.
Vision Statement:
“The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission shall serve as a forum to provide information and education, with the intention of empowering Navajo Nation citizens on human rights.”
Statement of Principal:
“The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission commits to honor the Diné guiding principles of yínídílyinee and álílee k’ehgo and to be guided by the Diné principles of Sa’a Naaghai Bik’e Hozhoo, Hashkéejí, Hózhóójí and K’é.
*** The Diné grounding principles translate to being humble and to preserve and honor our beliefs. See less

APPROVED NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING (VIA TELECOMMUNICATION)

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Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ)

Thursday, July 14, 2022 – 10:00 AM (DST)

APPROVED 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

(m) Hon. Otto Tso (s) Hon. Pernell Halona (v) 19-0 (cnv)

4. REVIEW AND ADOPT THE JOURNALS: June 9, 2022; June 22, 2022

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5. OLD BUSINESS:

A. LEGISLATION 0003-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $900,000 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) to the Division of Economic Development/Tourism Department for Personnel and Operating Expenses for the Remainder of FY2022; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), and § 820(J) to Allow Use of the UUFB for Recurring Expenses

SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.

(m) (s) (v)

04/20/2022 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0003-22 to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee for further discussion; (M) Hon. Carl R. Slater; (S) Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair; (V) 20 In Favor, 02 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)

6. NEW BUSINESS:

A. LEGISLATION 0007-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $900,000 from the Navajo Nation Tourism Fund (24 N.N.C § 741) to the Division of Economic Development/Tourism Department to Cover the Tourism Department’s Personnel and Operating Expenses for the Remainder of FY2022; Amending 24 N.N.C. § 741(B) to Allow All Revenue in the Tourism Fund to be Used by any and All Navajo Nation Programs for Tourism-Related

Purposes SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.

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B. LEGISLATION 0258-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending CAP-19-16 to Transfer the Responsibility and Permanent Trust Fund Interest Funding for the Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project From the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise; Allocating $11,400,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise for the Shiprock Hotel-Restaurant Project and Approving the NNHE’S Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§2501-2508

SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton

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C. 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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D. 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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E. LEGISLATION 0021-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.

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F. LEGISLATION 0022-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 2 N.N.C. §1033 to Establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program

SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.

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G. LEGISLATION 0024-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund at 12 N.N.C. §1176 to Create Separate Business Unit Numbers When Funding Navajo Veterans’ Organizations

SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater

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H. LEGISLATION 0092-22: An Act Relating to Health Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 15 N.N.C. §§ 302 – 308, the Plan of Operations of the Navajo Nation Labor Commission

SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso

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I. LEGISLATION 0104-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education, and Human Services, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and to the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $25,000,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation for its Long-Term Care, Cancer, and Rehabilitation Facility; Approving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508

SPONSOR: Honorable Otto Tso

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Paul Begay, Jr.

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Pernell Halona

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Edison J. Wauneka

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J. LEGISLATION 0107-22: An Act Relating to the Budget and Finance, Health, Education and Human Services, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Approving $13,334,871 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) for the Renovations Necessary at Certain Navajo Nation Government Facilities to Provide Access to Persons with Disabilities; and Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(M) Regarding OMB Review

SPONSOR: Honorable Eugene Tso

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K. LEGISLATION 0106-22: An Act Relating to the Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $1,500,000.00 from the Síhasin Fund to the Capital Projects Management Department (“CPMD”) to Complete the Teesto Chapter Community Center Project; Reapproving the Related Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. § 2501 – § 2508

SPONSOR: Honorable Elmer P. Begay

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L. LEGISLATION 0111-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition: A Collaborative Land Management Plan for the Bears Ears National Monument

SPONSOR: Honorable Herman M. Daniels, Jr.

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon

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M. LEGISLATION 0112-22: An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human Services and the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting the To’hajiilee Community School Board, Inc. to Hire Foreign Nationals to Address Critical Teacher Shortages; and Requesting the Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. State Department, to Facilitate and Approve Permanent Worker Status (Issuance of Individual Green Cards or Extension of Individual Existing J-1 Visas Pending Issuance of Green Cards) for Such Foreign Nationals, Provided that No Navajo Tribal Member and No U.S. Citizens are Displaced by the Hiring of Such Foreign Nationals

SPONSOR: Honorable Daniel E. Tso

CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Seth Damon

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7. RECEIVE REPORTS:

A. Update Report by the Office of the Controller, Office of Management & Budget, and the Department of Justice Regarding the Memorandum Dated July 7, 2022 addressed to the NNVA Executive Director RE: Fiscal Year 2023 Recommended Budget – Veterans Trust Fund Program and Veterans Trust Fund Home.

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8. CLOSE OF MEETING; ANNOUNCEMENTS; ADJOURNMENT

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PROPOSED AGENDA – NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE 24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

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Meeting ID: 928 871 7160
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Window Rock, Navajo Nation (AZ), Thursday, July 14, 2022 – 10:00 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: June 9, 2022; June 22, 2022
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  5. RECEIVE REPORTS:
    A. Update Report by the Office of the Controller, Office of Management & Budget, and the Department of Justice Regarding the Memorandum Dated July 7, 2022 addressed to the NNVA Executive Director RE: Fiscal Year 2023 Recommended Budget – Veterans Trust Fund Program and Veterans Trust Fund Home.
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  6. OLD BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0003-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $900,000 from the Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance (“UUFB”) to the Division of Economic Development/Tourism Department for Personnel and Operating Expenses for the Remainder of FY2022; Waiving 12 N.N.C. § 820(E), § 820(F), and § 820(J) to Allow Use of the UUFB for Recurring Expenses SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    04/20/2022 – Motion to Refer Legislation 0003-22 to the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee for further discussion; (M) Hon. Carl R. Slater; (S) Hon. Jimmy Yellowhair; (V) 20 In Favor, 02 Opposed (Speaker Damon Not Voting)
  7. NEW BUSINESS:
    A. LEGISLATION 0007-22: An Act Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Allocating $900,000 from the Navajo Nation Tourism Fund (24 N.N.C § 741) to the Division of Economic Development/Tourism Department to Cover the Tourism Department’s Personnel and Operating Expenses for the Remainder of FY2022; Amending 24 N.N.C. § 741(B) to Allow All Revenue in the Tourism Fund to be Used by any and All Navajo Nation Programs for Tourism-Related Purposes SPONSOR: Honorable Wilson C. Stewart, Jr.
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    B. LEGISLATION 0258-21: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending CAP-19-16 to Transfer the Responsibility and Permanent Trust Fund Interest Funding for the Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project From the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise; Allocating $11,400,000 from the Síhasin Fund to the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise for the Shiprock Hotel-Restaurant Project and Approving the NNHE’S Shiprock Hotel Restaurant Project Expenditure Plan Pursuant to 12 N.N.C. §§2501-2508
    SPONSOR: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton
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    C. 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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    D. 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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    E. LEGISLATION 0021-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Selection Process for the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director; and Amending 2 N.N.C. § 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036 Relating to the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory
    Council SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
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    F. LEGISLATION 0022-22: An Act Relating to Health, Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 2 N.N.C. §1033 to Establish a Program Manager to Administer the Veterans Housing Program
    SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
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    G. LEGISLATION 0024-22: An Action Relating to the Resources and Development, Health, Education and Human Services, Budget and Finance, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund at 12 N.N.C. §1176 to Create Separate Business Unit Numbers When Funding Navajo Veterans’ Organizations SPONSOR: Honorable Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty
    CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Carl R. Slater
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    H. LEGISLATION 0092-22: An Act Relating to Health Education and Human Services, Law and Order, and Naabik’íyáti’ Committees and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 15 N.N.C. §§ 302 – 308, the Plan of Operations of the Navajo Nation Labor Commission
    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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