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Navajo Council urges Nez to sign Navajo CARES Fund Act, 5.27.20

PRESS RELEASE: Navajo Nation Council urges President Nez to sign Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act into law WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council urged President Jonathan Nez to sign the Navajo Nation CARES Fund Act into law. The Council passed the Act at a special session held May 15, 2020 […]

Navajo Council Delegate Pernell Halona honors Tohatchi health clinic front line workers, 5.27.20

5.29.20 Navajo Council PRESS RELEASE TOHATCHI, N.M. — Workers at the Tohatchi Health Care Center received lunches on Wednesday from Council Delegate Pernell Halona in appreciation for their front line responses and community involvement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tohatchi Health Care Center Director Fawn Damon said, “The staff and I are very thankful for being […]

Navajo Council Naabi talks COVID-19 health & social services costs, 5.27.20

SPEAKER DAMON reconvenes Naabik’iyati from one hour recess.Confirmation that Office of President & Vice President Chief of Staff Paulson Chaco ok report by Division of social Services director Gieshy on social services, CHRs, Long term care to Naabik’iyati..Continue working on getting ok for report from Department of Health director Roselyn Tso. 1 PM, NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE […]

NOTES from Navajo Council committee meeting, spending $600M COVID-19 funds, 5.27.20

SPEAKER SETH DAMONEmergency legislation for special Council session Friday morning. Telecommunications bill ending today so why emergency bill for extension of telecommunications bill needed.Tells Delegate Kee Allen Begay that Legislative Services informed him that legislation for Council and its committees to meet telephonically ended today. We are in a work session. Navajo Health Department Director […]

Naabik’iyati meeting on water projects, 5.22.20

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee has convened its work session on the development of an expenditure plan for the $600 million through CARES Act. The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati is being live streamed, voice only, on the following platforms. VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil NNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/ NAABIK’ÍYÁTI’ COMMITTEE OF THE24th NAVAJO NATION COUNCILWORK SESSION […]

Navajo Council work session on $600M CARES funds, 5.21.20

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans! The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee scheduled a Work Session on the $600 million in COVID-19 relief funds under the US CARES Act, Title 5. The Work Session is being live streamed and so it will be available to be listened to later if you were unable to listen live. The information presented […]

Navajo Council debate, 5.15.20

I will do my best to keep up with Council Debate so excuse my grammar and spelling, please. And I’ll try to fill in additional information when time permits. COUNCIL debating adoption of its agenda: COUNCIL DELEGATES RICKIE NEZ – WILSON STEWARD make motion to ADD 0109-20 Extend Hemp Pilot Research Project by NM State […]

Navajo Council meeting now 5.15.20

I will try to type as fast as I can to document Council debate, votes on legislation & reports so please excuse typos, grammar, etc. Thank you! Navajo Council special session is Livestream online at: VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil YouTube: www.youtube.com/navajonationcouncil NNC Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/navajonationcouncil/ Council debating adoption of agenda which includes the addition of legislation and Reports. […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati meeting 1 pm 5.14.20

PRESS RELEASE – Please see attached memorandum from Speaker Seth Damon regarding the upcoming Naabik’í’yáti’ Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM via Teleconference In light of the national emergency regarding COVID-19, the NABI Committee meeting will be held via teleconference and livestreamed. Livestream will be available online at: VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/navajonationcouncil […]

Navajo Nation Controller confirms $600M received by Navajo Nation 5.6.20

Navajo Nation Council PRESS RELEASE, 2:16 PMWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller notified the Office of the Speaker on Wednesday that the Navajo Nation has received $600 million in federal CARES Act funding for coronavirus relief efforts. “With this confirmation, the Navajo Nation Council will now begin accepting public comments […]