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Oil & Gas drilling along Buffalo Pass in Chuska Mountains

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, The following information and photos were emailed to me by a concerned citizen of the Navajo Nation. Lukachukai is a small remote community on the Navajo Nation. Buffalo Pass goes through the Chuska Mountains, which has breath-taking beauty. Many families use the mountains near Lukachukai as summer camps to take care of their […]

Navajo government reform requires going to the People. You can’t expect the People to come to you.

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I’m back here at the Navajo Nation Government Development Commission where the Commission is continuing their seminar on Indigenous Nation-Building: Leadership, Governance, Constitutions, and Development Success” which was started at their January 2015 meeting. The agenda of the NGD Commission is a continuation of the Commission’s seminar in January 2015. SESSION TWELVE – […]

Constitutional reform case: Traveling the rocky road

HERE AT NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ., WHERE NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IS CONTINUING THEIR “INDIGENOUS NATION BUILDING: LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE, CONSTITUTION, AND DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS” SEMINAR BY DR. MANLEY BEGAYE JR. SESSION SIX, “CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM CASE: TRAVELING THE ROCKY ROAD” DR. MANLEY BEGAYE JR. Here is an example, a rurally situated nation has […]

Dr. Manley Begaye Jr. – The Pieces of Nation-Building Puzzle

HERE AT NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ., WHERE NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IS CONTINUING THEIR “INDIGENOUS NATION BUILDING: LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE, CONSTITUTION, AND DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS” SEMINAR BY DR. MANLEY BEGAYE JR. I’M ATTACHING SESSION FOUR “THE PIECES OF NATION-BUILDING PUZZLE” BY BEGAYE. I’LL ATTACH THE OTHER SESSIONS WHEN THE COMMISSION TAKES A RECESS. […]

Navajo Government Development Commission & Indigenous Nation Building

HERE AT NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ., WHERE NAVAJO GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IS CONTINUING THEIR “INDIGENOUS NATION BUILDING: LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE, CONSTITUTION, AND DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS” SEMINAR BY DR. MANLEY BEGAYE JR. I’ll ATTACH BEGAYE’S HANDOUTS WHEN THE COMMISSION TAKES A RECESS. DR. MANLEY BEGAYE JR. I gave you $500,000 and asked you to […]

Navajo Nation government budget process unfair to local government

The Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee is now listening to a report from Eastern Navajo Agency Council, Western Navajo Agency Council, Northern Navajo Agency Council, Fort Defiance Agency Council, and Chinle Agency Council regarding the 2015 budget needs of the reservation’s 110 chapters. This is the first time that the chapters, which are represented by each […]

Good debate on proposed sentences for threatening Navajo Nation police officer

Trying to catch up with Naabi, which is quickly moving through agenda. So far the Committee has approved LEGISLATION 0140-14, which confirmed the appoint of Jason John, who is with the Navajo Branch of Water Management, as the Navajo Nation’s representative to the “Ten Tribes Partnership” and as “Trustee to the Colorado River Water Users […]

Naabik’iyati Committee creates Subcommittee to interview individuals for Navajo Housing Authority Board

Naabi moving along. They are now on LEGISLATION 0135-14, which is to create a Naabik’iyati Committee Subcommittee to interview and recommend individuals for 8 vacant Navajo Housing Authority Board positions. SPONSOR, DELEGATE ALTON SHEPHERD i’m looking to correct expired teams of Navajo Housing Authority Board. Maybe having a member from each of the Navajo Council’s […]

Navajo Council Delegate Leonard Tsosie says activists don’t have shovels…

Well, the Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee got through the confirmation of Tommy Platero to the Navajo Technical Univesity Board with a VOTE of 12 in favor, 0 opposed on LEGISLATION 0129-14. The Naabi Committee is now on LEGISLATION 0130-14, WHICH IS ASKING FOR SUPPORT OF A LITTLE COLORADO RIVER LEVEE AT WINSLOW, ARIZ., FEASIBILITY STUDY […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee suspends floor rules to take up endorsement of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

Here at Navajo Council Naabi’iyati Committe, where Committee finished voting on accepting Report on proposed Legislation 0161-14, which proposes amendments to the sentencing provisions of the tribal criminal code. Delegates Jonathan Nez and Walter Phelps successfully lead motion for suspension of floor rules for Committee to go to Item G – LEGISLATION 0159-14, the endorsement […]