Navajo Council convenes amid large tribal police presence

Navajo Council convened. Navajo President Ben Shelly is making the State of the Nation address. The Council chamber is full but not packed. And outside, the Navajo Nation Birth Cohort Study program has several exhibit tents set up in front of the Council chamber. And at the road entrance to the Council chamber, there were […]

Navajo Council Delegate Russell Begaye questions Resources & Development Committee’s approval of uranium bill

ANNOUNCEMENTS: ROSE FASTHORSE NOFCHISSEY Community educators have started a new community school that is founded on hands-on Navajo emersion teachings. This is Shiprock’s first Navajo emersion school and the first one on the New Mexico side of the Navajo Reservation. SHIPROCK CHAPTER VICE PRESIDENT TOMMIE YAZZIE The first order of business is a report from […]

Naa’bik’iyati Committee approves Legislation for NTEC to make additional concessions for coal mine purchase

Here at Naa’bik’iyati Committee where Naabi approved Legislation 0367-13, which waives 100 percent of tribal sovereign immunity, allows Navajo Transitional Energy Company to use New Mexico and Arizona courts to resolve disputes regarding reclamation insurance, and for NTEC to obtain a bond/loan for its reclamation insurance for coal mine and operation of coal that NTEC […]