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Navajo Council Law & Order Committee unanimously opposes Mandatory law degree for Navajo Supreme Court

Here at the Navajo Cuuncil Law & Order Committee, where the committee is now on Legislation 0031-15, which is for the Navajo Nation Supreme Court judges to hold a Juris Doctor Degree. This legislation is sponsored by Delegate Dwight Witherspoon. L&O committee members support judges with more education, such as a law degree, but they […]

Efforts renewed to get disqualified presidential candidate back on Navajo Nation ballot; Creating Navajo Nation uranium advisory commission; Increasing qualifications for Navajo Nation judges while watering down presidential qualifications

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Leonard Tsosie continues his fight to get disqualified presidential candidate Chris Deschene back on the special presidential election ballot. Tsosie goes before the Navajo Council’s Law & Order Committee with legislation 0013-15: “An Action relating to Law and Order, NAABIK’IYATI’ and The Navajo Nation Council; Amending 11 N.N.C.§§2,4,8,42,145 and 824 regarding […]

Navajo language fluency legislation deferred due to conflict of interest

The Navajo Council’s Law & Order Committee is now on Legislation 0289-14, an Act relating to Law & Order, Naabik’iyati, and the Navajo Nation Council; amending Language fluency requirements of the election code at Title 11, section 8(A)(4) (Office of the President/Vice President), section 8(B)(8) (Office of Council Delegate), 8(D)(1)(f), section 8(D0(2)(c) (Land Board), and […]

Term Limits for Navajo Council Delegates opposed by Law & Order Committee

Navajo Council Law & Order Committee meeting and they are now on Legislation 0197-14, Referendum on Term Limits for Navajo Council Delegates. SPONSOR, L&O COMMITTEE MEMBER DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE 0197-14 allows council delegates to sit out one term after serving four terms/16 years, and go four terms or 16 years. with merging of new leaders […]

Term limit for Navajo Nation President opposed by Law & Order Committee

Navajo Council Law and Order Committee meeting and now on Legislation 0192-14, Referendum on terms limits for Navajo Nation President. SPONSOR, L&O COMMITTEE MEMBER DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE this is to make clear that Navajo Nation president serve two terms and that this would become effective in 2018. term limits also allows other generations to have […]

Navajo Nation police at four tribal casinos

The Navajo Council’s Law & Order Committee is now on Legislation 0186-14, Approving the amended Memorandum of Agreement between the Navajo Nation Gaming (Gambling) Enterprise and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and the amended Navajo Division of Public Safety Fund Management Plan. SPONOSOR, L&O COMMITTEE MEMBER ALTON SHEPHERD the tribe has four casinos […]

Navajo Oil & Gas Company using hydraulic fracking

Here at Navajo Council Law & Order Committee meeting where Navajo Oil & Gas Company was making its annual report. My apologizes for arriving late. I also had a little difficulty get connected to wifi. But as soon as I was in meeting, I set up my video camera. And I also have access to […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee meeting today, 4-17-14

The Navajo Council’s top committee, the Naabik’iyati Committee, is scheduled to meet on today, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Council chambers. The Law and Order Committee is scheduled to meet before the Naabik’iyati Committee at 8 a.m. at the Quality Inn conference room in Window Rock. And on Friday, April 18, […]

Leona Morgan: HRI planning conventional uranium mining

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE WHERE NAVAJO GROUPS OPPOSING HRI/HYDO-URANIUM RESOURCES INC. PROPOSED IN-SITU URANIUM MINING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT NEAR CHURCH ROCK, NM, WHICH IS IN EASTERN NAVAJO RESERVATION. L&O COMMITTEE HEARD FROM HRI AND VOTED DOWN THEIR REPORT WITH A VOTE OF 1 IN FAVOR, 2 OPPOSED. BECENTI, NM, CHAPTER VICE PRESIDENT […]

Navajo Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie: I oppose uranium mining

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL LAW AND ORDER COMMITTEE WHERE HRI/HYDRO-URANIUM RESOURCES INC. IS PRESENTING. LOC CHAIRMAN EDMUND YAZZIE I am opposed to this and i stated this wen we were all campaigning. I heard tribal officials say they opposed and then they flipped. there is term called “flippers”. Some colleagues have asked Don’t they understand […]