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Resources and Development Committee loses quorum

Navajo Council Resources and Development Committee Chairperson Katherine Benally recessed the RDC at 1 p.m. for lunch – at the request of committee members and after she specifically asked them to return at 2 p.m. Oh well, guess I’ll go home and finish posting videos of RDC reports on ethics complaints and draft Range Land […]

Navajo Council voting on Legislation 0367-13

HERE AT NAVAJO CONCIL SPECIAL SESSION WHERE ONLY ITEM IS LEGISLATION 0367-13. DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY This is also an amendment to an amendment which is against our rules. DELEGATE DAMON II I’m not politicking and I want that on record. DELEGATE MEL BEGAY I raised this question when amendment proposed by Delegate Begaye about why […]

Navajo Attorney General Tsosie biased

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION WHERE THERE IS A MANEUVER BY DELEGATE CHARLES DAMON II TO REMOVE AN AMENDMENT BY DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE THAT WOULD HAVE THE COUNCIL FOLLOW NAVAJO LAW THAT MANDATES THE COUNCIL TO WAIVE TRIBAL SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WITH A SUPER MAJORITY VOTE. DELEGATE BEGAYE MADE THE AMENDMENT ON DEC. 23, 2013, […]

Amendment to remove Council requirement for Super Majority Vote to approve Legislation 0367-13

Motion by Delegates Kenneth Maryboy and Joshua Butler for Council to accept its one-item agenda. VOTE IS 16 IN FAVOR, 4 OPPOSED Council voting to recall Legislation 0367-13 because the Council had tabled it on Dec. 23, 2013, for work session and then special Council session. VOTE AT 3:23 PM TO RECALL LEGISLATION 0367-13: 16 […]

Navajo Council on 30 minute break

NAVAJO COUNCIL TAKES 30 MINUTES BREAK FOR TRIBAL ATTORNEYS TO MEET WITH SOME DELEGATES REGARDING THEIR QUESTIONS WHICH REQUIRED ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVELEGE. TIME IS NOW 1:49 PM DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE there were questions from Delegates Duane Tsingine, Nelson Begaye, Lorenzo Curley and Katherine Benally that require confidentiality and so I suggest that those delegates meet with […]

Navajo Council adjourns work session

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WORK SESSION FOR LEGISLATION 0367-13 WHICH IS FOR TRIBAL TAKE OVER OF BHP COAL MINING OPERATIONS VIA NAVAJO TRANSITIONAL ENERGY COMPANY. DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE We are talking about sovereignty but Resources & Development Committee approved uranium. DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY Point of Order, what Delegate E. Yazzie saying wrong. DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE […]

Coal mine purchase strenthens tribal sovereignty

HERE AT COUNCIL WORK SESSION WHERE CONCIL STILL WORKING ON LEGISLATION 0367-13 WHICH RELATES TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF BHP COAL MINING OPERATIONS. NAVAJO TRANSITIONAL ENERGY COMPANY PRESIDENT STEVE GUNDERSON it’s a great honor to be asked to serve on NTEC board of directors and honor to be elected as chairman. as you are […]

Are we talking about Executive Session?

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON LEGISLATION 0367-13 WHICH IS TO MOVE FORWARD THE TRIBAL TAKE OVER OF BHP COAL MINING OPERATIONS DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY For the record, the Council’s Resources & Development Committee has not gone to Las Vegas. DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY Concern is why bond required and waive sovereign immunity. And Zurick […]