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Too many unanswered questions

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON LEGISLATON 0367-13 RELATED TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF BHP COAL MINING OPERATIONS VIA NAVAJO TRANSITIONAL ENERGY COMPANY. DELEGATE DUANE TSINGINE This is a huge venture and I wish the future council had made trail for us but that didn’t happen. So it is time for us to […]

NTEC is asking Navajo Council not to trust Navajo courts

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCL WORK SESSION ON LEGISLATION 0367-13 REGARDING TRIBAL TAKE OVER OF BHP COAL MINING OPERATIONS VIA NAVAJO TRANSITIONAL ENERGY COMPANY. AS THE COUNCIL DOORS OPERN, YOU CAN HEAR PEOPLE ON A MICROPHONE TALKING. THE COUNCIL CHAMBER IS PACKED WITH BHP COAL MINE WORKERS, GRASSROOTS GROUPS, NAVAJO CITIZENS. IT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE THE […]

Navajo Nation shouldn’t be liable for BHP coal ash

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON LEGISLATION 0367-13. JEFFREYT STRASSNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR MARSH & MC LENNAN COMPANIES Get the bond from Zurick and from NTEC, a promise to repay. Same with contract and this contract with utilities. NTEC assurity to Zurick that NTEC promise with bond to complete job. NTEC new entity so […]

Navajo Council DISCRIMINATES against Independent Media

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I’ve run into a bump on the road, folks and so I’m not sure how long I’ll be blogging, taking photos, and video taping. I came into the Navajo Council chambers this morning to blog about the Council work session on Delegate LoRenzo Bates’ Legislation 0367-13, which relates to the tribal government take […]

Navajo Council votes down $2 million for Green Projects

Here at Navajo Council special session for $220 million Bond. DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY Delegate Elmer Begay asked about community recommending Capital Improvement Projects and that was done. And then another letter was sent out to Delegates and local government officials for their CIP recommendations. And those were reviewed and included in list of projects to […]

Navajo Council special session TOMOROW

Greetings Relaitves/Frens/Humans! Sorry about the short notice but I’m finally back to work. I took a couple of days to be with Shalakos, Koyemsis and other Holy Ones at Zuni, the home of my late father… anyway, the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources & Development Committee, headed by Delegate Katherine Benally is having a Work Session […]

Navajo Council out of Executive Session and Loses Quorum

The doors open and Delegate Walter Phelps is making an amendment. But when Speaker Naize calls for vote, he realizes that there is no quorum so Council session is dissolved. Naize also announces that Legislative Branch staff will be working half a day tomorrow. SPONSOR – Delegate Katherine Benally asks if next Tuesday would be […]

EXECUTIVE SESSION…

SPEAKER NAIZE We have 15 delegates on the floor and so we have a quorum. You have received revised Naabik’iyati’ Committee report. (It is now 5:25 pm) DELEGATE LORENZO BATES just a little history on how we got here today and addresses Mr. Tsosie’s concerns. I wanted to push for Navajo law and that was […]

Navajo Council on Recess to clarify Council record

Delegate Leonard Tsosie raises questions about whether $220 million Bond/Loan legislation came before Council properly because according to Naabik’iyati’ Committee report, there were no amendments made to $220 million Bond/Loan which means that Delegate Bates’ amendment to amend his earlier amendment that he said he made during the Naabi Committee meeting and that Naabi approved […]

We are trading Rainbow for Money

DELEGATE DUANE TSINIGINE Section 7 simply┬áhas “limited waiver” and takes waiver of sovereign immunity of Controller authority so I support amendment. DELEGATE MEL BEGAY The previous Council did work on Arbitration Act which was to allow and attract outside businesses to appreciate Navajo laws. That was important move by Council so if eliminating and waiving, […]