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Ni’hwiil biihi: Will Navajo Council reopen casinos? Will Council finance casinos?

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans: The Navajo Council is scheduled to have a one-day special session today, Nov. 2, 2020, starting at 10 a.m. via telecommunication at: VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncilYouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncilNNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/ The only proposed agenda item is Legislation 0262-20, which seeks Council; supporting and approval for the Navajo Nation government’s Gaming/Gambling Enterprise Reopening Full Operation Plan at […]

Using NGS transmission lines for Clean Energy on Navajo Council Resource Committee agenda, 7.1.20

If it were not for THE enduring work of Dine’ CARE and Tó Nizhóní Ání (Sacred Water Speaks), Legislation 0138-20 would not exist and neither would an agreement between Los Angeles and the Navajo Nation. Legislation 0138-20 seeks the support of the Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee and Naabik’Iyati Committee to adopt a Navajo […]

PRESS RELEASE – President Nez reports on energy development initiatives to Resources and Development Committee

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Tuesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez presented a report to the 24th Navajo Nation Council’s Resources and Development Committee in Window Rock, regarding energy development initiatives including renewable energy projects, the establishment of a new energy office, assets at the Navajo Generating Station site, and more. In April, President Nez […]

“END NGS” sign takes aim at Nation leadership

PRESS RELEASE Twin Arrows, Ariz. – Local families and activist, posted a protest sign this week, coinciding with potential Naabik’iyati Committee’s consideration of legislation related to the Navajo Generating Station. “It’s our Indigenous response to ending the continued genocide of our people living in sacrifice zones, under the clouds of pollution from these extractive energy […]

Navajo Generating Station buyers lose interest

Upon Middle River Power Announcement, Navajo Community Calls to Redouble Efforts to Transition to Renewable Energy As Middle River Power backs away from efforts to purchase Navajo Generating Station, local Navajo community leaders issued the following statement reacting to the news: “Based on economics alone, this plant was never going to make it past 2019. […]

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 […]

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 […]