NEW LEGISLATION, Confirmation of Former Navajo Council Speaker Lorenzo Bates to Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, 7.27.23

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I hope everyone is safe & healthy. I just wanted to let everyone know that two pieces of legislation for the Navajo Nation Council Resources & Development Committee were dropped into the Navajo Council Legislative Process today, 7.27.23, and they have started the five-day comment period, and then the legislation are ready for […]

Federal role in Reclamation of Coal Mines on Navajo Nation, Navajo Council Law & Order Committee, 7.15.22

LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE 24TH NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL LEADERSHIP MEETINGJULY 15, 2022, 10:00 A.M.LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE BUILDING, WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA, IN-PERSON/TELECONFERENCECALL IN NUMBER: (699)900-6833 MEETING ID: 562 628 2566PASSCODE: 86515Livestream will be available online at:VIMEO: Facebook: Chairwoman: Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton, Honorable Otto Tso, Vice Chair Call Leadership Meeting to Order; Roll […]

Grandchildren’s money headed to NTEC?

The following is an Oct. 7, 2019, Letter to the Editor. that Duane “Chili” Yazzie, Dine’ citizen, Shiprock Chapter president and former Navajo Nation Council delegate, regarding the effort by Navajo Transitional Energy Company for the Council to approve an increase in its financial backing of NTEC’s bonds from more than $520 million to an […]

Navajo Generating Station buyers lose interest

Upon Middle River Power Announcement, Navajo Community Calls to Redouble Efforts to Transition to Renewable Energy As Middle River Power backs away from efforts to purchase Navajo Generating Station, local Navajo community leaders issued the following statement reacting to the news: “Based on economics alone, this plant was never going to make it past 2019. […]

Navajo Council Budget & Finance meeting on Carbon Credits

Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources Director Bidtah Becker is scheduled to present a verbal report to the Navajo Nation Council Budget and Finance Committee Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at the Amerind Conference Room, Amerind Risk, 502 Salt Cedar Ct, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Becker, who is a political appointee of Navajo […]

Council on bill to take over federal coal responsibilities

IT’S DAY 3, JAN. 24, WEDNESDAY, OF NAVAJO COUNCIL WINTER SESSION AND COUNCIL ON SECOND BILL. LEGISLATION 0348-17: An Act Relating to Law and Order, Resources and Development, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Asserting Sovereignty and taking over Primary Regulatory Authority from the Federal Government, Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement over […]

Delegate Tso: No vote means you don’t support jobs

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019. DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON says unions, workers, coalition don’t need 0006-17 to lobby to keep NGS and Peabody coal mine operating past 2019. I cannot give blanket support. And […]

Delegate Tsosie: Navajo environmentalists closed NGS

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019. DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY questions Peabody Coal representative about why Peabody Coal charges Navajo people for coal when coal belongs to Navajo people. People are questioning why Navajo […]

Amendment to NGS bill fails

DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY says group of UMWA and NGS representatives need to keep bill simple. Keep simple. Keep legislation as is, no amendments. DELGATE LEONARD TSOSIE says by simplifying amendment and not naming all these groups then not limit other that want to join coalition, such as Page business people. My understanding is you […]