Navajo Council recesses so vacant Council positions can be filled

As the Navajo Nation Council took up its first legislation today, Oct. 21, 2014, some of the delegates began questioning the fairness of meeting without representation from the communities of former Council Delegates Johnny Naize and David Tom. The Council had placed Naize, who was speaker, on administrative leave in April 2014 after the Special […]

Former Navajo Council Speaker Morgan expected to plead guilty to conspiracy and bribery charges

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, The Navajo Nation Special Prosecutor announced that they are expecting former Navajo Nation Council Speaker Lawrence Morgan to plead guilty to six criminal charges of bribery and one criminal charge of conspiracy on Sept. 10. Initially, Morgan pleaded not guilty to all seven charges on March 11, 2014. The special prosecutor filed the […]

Federal shut-down shuts-down Navajo Transit System

GREETINGS RELATIVES/FRENS, I’ve been busy gathering as much information as possible on the direct impact of the government shut-down on the Navajo Nation and posting it. The most recent direct impact is from the Navajo Nation Transition System, which is the ONLY public transportation on the vast and very rural Navajo Reservation. I received it […]

NGS lease: Navajo water rights not “deal killer”

By Marley Shebala (Published in Gallup Post 7-25-201. Updated 8-8-13) WINDOW ROCK – The Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation is under an extreme drought. And the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Reservation is under extreme and severe drought conditions. That’s according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and […]

Too many closed doors on NGS

STANDING ROCK, N.M. – Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize had a plan to wrap up the controversial lease extension for Navajo Generating Station by June 14 but an unexpected and sad event changed that plan. Naize informed the Council in a June 12 memo that he postponed the June 14 special Council session to […]