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Grazing Permits don’t give land ownership

Here at Resources and Development Committee where Navajo Agriculture Department Director Leo Watchman reporting on draft Range Land Management Act. (PLEZ EXCUSE TYPOS AND MIS-SPELLINGS) RDC COMMITTEE MEMBER LEONARD TSOSIE You, Mr. Watchman, should not be afraid to educate Navajo people that a grazing permit does not give them ownership of land. Even chapter boundaries […]

Navajo government meeting in downtown Phoenix Hyatt Regency hotel

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I was at the meeting of the Navajo Nation Council Resources & Development Committee’s Subcommittee for Proposed Agreement between the Navajo Nation and URI-Uranium Resources Inc. for a Demonstration Project involving In-Situ Uranium Mining. The Subcommittee members are RDC Delegates Leonard Tsosie, who serves as subcommittee chairperson, and Leonard Pete, who serves as […]

Grazing Act/Rangeland Improvement Act work in progress

RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRPERSON SMITH We are trying to create legislation that can be properly presented to Council. DEPARTMENT OF AG EXTENSION AGENT RAY CASTILLO When i was talking about elected officials and 24 not working, i was referring to one grazing official who has served numerous terms that add up to about […]

Grazing Act political death

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATCHMAN My brother says dept of ag has no guts. but dept of ag recommended to Resources & Development Committee to withdraw all grazing permits and start anew. RDC has that power. But RDC said it wanted to do that through legislation and this proposed Rangeland Improvement Act is to provide justification […]

Unhealthy range land cuz no enforcement

Agree with Delegate Leonard Tsosie. more pple on grazing permits. and need enforcement of laws and maybe new laws. But no enforcement today. if report feral horses on road, nothing gets done cuz elected grazing and farm board officials are related to pple holding livestock/grazing permit. Our pple are claiming land as their’s based on […]

No guts, no glory…

Navajo Dept of Ag supports full time range management officers instead of elected grazing and farm board officials because to improve rangeland and issues over grazing permits and land permits. An.d to have accoutability NDOJ BECKER Not compensated to deal 8 hours a day and five days a week to deal with grazing issues. Need […]