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Protest against Navajo government’s NGS purchase

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo community members gather outside Navajo Council summer session to protest negotiations with Wall Street “vulture capitalists” on NGS WHAT: As the Navajo Nation Tribal Council convenes for its summer legislative session, members of the Navajo advocacy group Diné CARE and others will gather outside council chambers in Window Rock to voice […]

Navajo Council Resouces committee closed door meeting Monday

Navajo Council RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE has scheduled a SPECIAL MEETING Monday, April 16, 2018, at 8 a.m in the Council’s Budget and Finance Conference Room, which is north of the Navajo Nation Council chambers in  Window Rock, Arizona. The only action item on the Resources & Development Committee meeting is an Update Report from Arizona […]

US draft of UN Declaration of Indigenous Rights lacks teeth to combat Violence Against Indigenous Women

Here at Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee’s Subcommittee on Sacred Sites, which is meeting in the north conference room of the Council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz. The Subcommittee is on a conference call with the US Department of State “pertaining to strategic plans and collaborated recommendations from Navajo Nation delegation to meeting called by the […]

Proposed Navajo Rangeland Improvement Act public hearing on June 30, 2014

The Navajo Council’s Resources and Development Committee is holding a public hearing on the proposed Navajo Nation Rangeand Improvement Act, formerly known as the Navajo Nation Grazin Act, at Dine’ College gym, AKA Pinon Pit, in Tsaile, Ariz., on June 30, 2014, starting at 9 a.m. According to the press release, the public hearing will […]

If Navajo veterans took control, there would be more progress for veterans

Here at Navajo Council Health, Education and Human Services Committee where Committee is hearing report from Eastern Navajo Agency Veterans Organization. EASTERN VETERANS’ AGENCY ORGANIZATION CHARLES LONG We talk to veterans about Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund and how it cannot be accessed unless 2/3 of Navajo voters approve. Many of our veterans are passing […]

Health, Education & Human Services Committee accepts update on homes for Navajo veterans

Here at Navajo Council Health, Education and Human Services Committee, which is meeting in the Navajo Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz. The Committee continues to hear a report from the Navajo Veterans Affairs Office on the construction of 75 homes for veterans. HEHS COMMITTEE MEMBER DELEGATE PHELPS I support HEHS Committee member Witherspoon’s recommendation […]

Joint Committees lose quorum but continue with Reports

Here at joint meeting of Budget & Finance Committee and Resources & Development Committee. The Committees have been debating a REPORT by Delegate Witherspoon RDC CHAIRPERSON KATHERINE BENALLY I asked NDOT if they support. NDOT told me it was not their legislation. NDOT DIRECTOR PAULSON CHACO This is not our legislation and we commented on […]

Navajo people never delegated powers to Judicial and Executive Branches

I’M BACK AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WHERE DEBATES CONTINUES ON LEGISLATION 0369-12 WHICH IS FOR COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE REFERENDUM FOR NAVAJO PEOPLE TO AMEND NAVAJO LAW BY REMOVING COUNCIL AS GOVERNING BODY AND RETURNING THE PEOPLE AS GOVERNING BODY. DELEGATE CHARLES DAMON II According to a report from Navajo Government Development Office Caleb Roanhorse to chapter, […]

Delegate K.Benally: You didn’t get the girl…

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WINTER SESSION DAY 3 WHERE DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY WANTS SPEAKER PRO TEMP YAZZIE TO CALL LEGISLATION 0011-14 OUR OF ORDER. LEGISLATION 0011-14 IS FOR COUNCIL TO APPOINT A NEW SPEAKER TO SERVE OUT REST OF SPEAKER NAIZE’S TERM. DELEGATE DANNY SIMPSON The sanctity of Council needs to be protected so I […]

NAVAJO COUNCIL: We are stabbing each other in the back

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WINTER SESSION DAY 3 WHERE DELEGATE KATHERINE BENALLY WANTS SPEAKER PRO TEMP YAZZIE TO CALL LEGISLATION 0011-14 OUR OF ORDER. LEGISLATION 0011-14 IS FOR COUNCIL TO APPOINT A NEW SPEAKER TO SERVE OUT REST OF SPEAKER NAIZE’S TERM. DELEGATE MEL BEGAY Yesterday’s actions didn’t go thru and now this action is […]