Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, Navajo Council Speaker Otto Tso invited the Navajo Council-Elect to a four-day orientation at the Navajo Nation Twin Arrows Casino & Resort, which is near Flagstaff, Arizona.
The following attachment is the finalized agenda for the Orientation of the 25th Navajo Council-Elect, which includes a welcome address by former Speaker Seth Damon. But the Navajo Council elected Law & Order Committee Vice Chairman Otto Tso as their speaker on Nov. 16, 2022, until the end of the 24th Navajo Council, which is Jan. 10, Navajo Nation Inauguration Day.
The finalized agenda for the four-day Orientation does not include information for the Dine’ people and the public to attend the Orientation via teleconference or social media even though the Orientation is being held at a Navajo Nation government business/enterprise, which is the Navajo Nation Twin Arrows Casino & Resort.
NAVAJO COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE – Honorable Otto Tso elected as new Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (11.16.22) — Today, the 24th Navajo Nation Council held a Special Session to elect and confirm a new Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council for the remainder of the term. Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council convened telephonically and in-person at the Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock, Ariz.
Sponsored by Hon. Eugene Tso (Chinle) and Co-Sponsored by Hon. Daniel E. Tso (Littlewater, Pueblo Pintado, Torreon, Whitehorse Lake, Baca/Prewitt, Casamero Lake, Ojo Encino, Counselor), Legislation No. 0219-22 was introduced to select and confirm the Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council for the remainder of the term.
In accordance with Resolution No. CJA-03-11, the Navajo Nation Council shall be authorized to select a Speaker pursuant to its own process and procedures. The Navajo Nation Election Administration facilitated the election according to the Navajo Nation Code.
Madam Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne was also in attendance and administered the Oath of Office to Hon. Otto Tso as the newly elected Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council. Speaker Tso is now the Branch Chief of the Navajo Nation Legislative Branch and will head all departments and programs within the branch.
Speaker Otto Tso is Naakai Dine’é born for Naaneesht’ezhi Tábaahá. His maternal grandparents are Lók’aa’ Dine’é and paternal grandparents are Tsi’naajínii and proudly represents the community of Tó Nanees Dizí (Tuba City), Ariz. Speaker Tso previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Law & Order Committee and other notable committees of the 24th Navajo Nation Council.
“I am thankful to my colleagues of the 24th Navajo Nation Council for their unwavering support to elect me as their leader. We will continue to stay committed to improving the lives of our people across the Navajo Nation,” said Speaker Tso. “I will ensure to provide vital services to our people that will transition smoothly into the 25th Navajo Nation Council.”
Speaker Tso will serve as Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council until January 10th, 2023 when the newly elected Council Delegates are inaugurated to serve as the 25th Navajo Nation Council.