Navajo Nation referendum to remove Navajo language fluency requirement passes

The unofficial results of the Referendum to no longer require presidential candidates to speak the Navajo language fluently was approved by about 20 percent of the Navajo voters on July 22. The UNOFFICIAL RESULTS show that there were 13,017 votes “FOR” and 11,778 votes “AGAINST.” The results will remain unofficial for ten days and then […]

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice retiring on May 15

The Navajo Nation Judicial Branch announced in a press release on May 13 that Supreme Court Chief Justice Herb Yazzie was retiring and that his retirement was effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015. Yazzie issued the following statement: “After forty years working in the legal profession for the Diné and with thirty […]

Navajo Council debating funding of referendum before special presidential election

Based on the Navajo Council agenda, the Council is now on Legislation 0010-15: An Action Relating To Budget And Finance, Naa’bik’iyati’ And The Navajo Nation Council; Approving Supplemental Funding From The Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance In The Amount Of $317,891 For The Navajo Nation Election Administration, Business Unit #101021, To Fund The Continuing 2014 Navajo […]

No Action on Navajo Council legislation to return disqualified presidential candidate to ballot; Fracking-Uranium-Oil & Gas Development report rescheduled; Uranium advisory commission heads to Council

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I’m here at the Navajo Nation Council’s Law and Order Committee, which is meeting in the north conference room of the Navajo Nation Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz. It is now 11:47 a.m. I was at the Council’s Health, Education & Human Services Committee to hear a Report on Fracking, Uranium, Oil […]

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 […]

Over-ride of Navajo Nation President Shelly’s veto of presidential qualifications headed to Navajo Council

Proposed Navajo Nation Council legislation to over-ride Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly’s veto of the Council’s amendments to the tribal election law regarding the Navajo language fluency qualification to be a presidential candidate goes before the Council’s top committee today, Nov. 12. The proposed over-ride legislation is 0309-14, which is titled “An Action Relating To […]

YouTube – Navajo Nation 10-9-14 hearing on the presidential qualifications of Chris Deschene

Here is the YouTube Video, “Navajo Nation 10-9-14 hearing on the presidential qualifications of Chris Deschene.” On Oct. 9, 2014, the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals held a hearing on two election complaints filed after the Aug. 26, 2014, primary election by presidential candidates Dale Tsosie and Hank Whitethorne against presidential candidate Chris […]

Are Navajo Council delegates continuing work of late Gen. Pratt?

For some unknown reason, several Navajo Nation Council delegates, are willing to continue and finish the work of the late U.S. General Richard Pratt, whose motto was “To civilize the Indians…immerse them in our civilization, and when we get them under…hold them there until they are thoroughly soaked.” Pratt, who established Carlisle Indian School, the […]

Navajo Office of Hearings & Appeals final order disqualifying Chris Deschene

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, Here’s a copy of the Final Order Disqualifying Chris Deschene. HERE’S A STATEMENT FROM CHRIS DESCHENE REGARDING OHA DECISION TODAY, OCT. 9, 2014: From: Stacy Pearson Date: October 9, 2014 at 3:21:53 PM MDT To: Stacy Pearson Subject: DESCHENE Statement – For Immediate Release Media, please see the statement below from Navajo Nation […]

Is Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene a “prima donna”?

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, First off, I hope that the deposition of Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene by the attorneys for presidential candidates Dale Tsosie and Hank Whitethorne is FINALLY underway at private attorney David Jordan’s law office in Gallup, N.M. It is now 2:21 p.m. and the deposition was ordered to begin at 9 a.m. […]