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Naabi unanimously approves Karis Begaye legislation

NAABI VOTING ON KARIS BEGAYE BILL, 4:25 PM, 13-0. LEGISLATION 0176-18 recommends the Navajo Nation President and Navajo Nation Vice President take appropriate action regarding Karis Begaye’s incident involving a vehicle collision while reportedly under the influence of alcohol. Amendments were made to Legislation 0176-18. The full story will be published in the Gallup Independent’s […]

Naabi now on Karis Begaye legislation

Motion by Delegate Ben Bennett and Second by Delegate Nelson BeGaye DELEGATE OTTO TSO I bring to you today Legislation 0176-18: An Action Relating to the Naabik’iyati’ Committee; Recommending action to the President and Vice President regarding the Office of President and Vice President’s Legal Counsel Legislation Description, to their agenda. LEGISLATION 0176-18 recommends the […]

Naabi recommends to Navajo Council to buy land for $49M

Naa’bik’iyati unanimoulsy accepts two reports: Navajo Department of Justice report regarding US Treasury offsets. Presented by Navajo Attorney General Ethel Branch, and Nicole M. Elliott, public policy attorney for Holland & Knights Law Firm. Report by Navajo Technical University president Elmer J. Guy, Phd. Committee moves to LEGISLATION 0253-17: An Action Relating To Naabik’iyati’ Committee; Regarding […]

Legislation addressing Navajo Nation OPVP attorney added to Naabik’iyati agenda

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I’m here at the Navajo Nation Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz., where the Council’s top committee, the Naa’bik’iyati Committee, is meeting. When the Naa’bik’iyati was adopting its agenda, they unanimoulsy added LEGISLATION 0176-18: An Action Relating to the Naabik’iyati’ Committee; Recommending action to the President and Vice President regarding the Office of […]

Navajo opposes federal bill to remove Bears Ears National Monument

Committed votes on Legislation 0015-18, which is the Navajo Nation’s opposition to the Curtis bill, which would reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument into two smaller national monuments, Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument. DELEGATE DAVIS FILFRED, SPONSOR OF 0015-18, says 2018 is the 150 years anniversary of the US […]

Naabik’iyati zipping through agenda

Naabik’iyati Committee votes 12-0 on Legislation 0439-17 without debste because Speaker Bates announced that they are about to lose a quorum. 0439-17 is for $100,000 for Dine’ Education Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment Development. Committee votes 13-0 on Legislation 0445-17, $1.6 million for Navajo Scholarship Office without debate. Moves to Council. Committee unanimously support $425,950 for […]

Delegate Tso: No vote means you don’t support jobs

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019. DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON says unions, workers, coalition don’t need 0006-17 to lobby to keep NGS and Peabody coal mine operating past 2019. I cannot give blanket support. And […]

Delegate Tsosie: Navajo environmentalists closed NGS

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019. DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY questions Peabody Coal representative about why Peabody Coal charges Navajo people for coal when coal belongs to Navajo people. People are questioning why Navajo […]

Amendment to NGS bill fails

DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY says group of UMWA and NGS representatives need to keep bill simple. Keep simple. Keep legislation as is, no amendments. DELGATE LEONARD TSOSIE says by simplifying amendment and not naming all these groups then not limit other that want to join coalition, such as Page business people. My understanding is you […]

Delegate Pete: Keeping NGS operating means free coal

DELEGATE LEONARD PETE says too expensive to keep NGS open. NGS owners told Navajo that it would be cheaper to construct three power plants in Phx. they are looking for cheaper way to generate power. if unions and coalition want to keep operating then have to sell coal as cheap as possible, and maybe be […]