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In 30 years…

Here at Meeting of Dine’ Minds “Restoring Communication and Underestanding Within Our Nation.” DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE Name of game is shale oil and my communities are having to deal with it. And one thing for sure, none of you is jumping on horses. You’ll flip on your lights. You’ll use natural gas or electricity to […]

Meeting of Dine’ Minds

Here at Navajo Nation Museum where “Meeting of Dine’ Minds is presenting People’s Public Forum for Restoring Communication and Understanding Within Our Nation. I’m really happy that several Navajo Nation Council delegates showed up to answer questions from people attending this forum. The delegates that were on this morning’s panel were Delegates Leonard Tsosie, Russell […]

Shiprock debating Authorizing Chili Yazzie to file injunction against BHP coal mine purchase

Still here at Shiprock, NM, chapter meeting… SHIPROCK CHAPTER PRESIDENT DUANE “CHILI” YAZZIE And now we need to address and vote on resolution that authorizes “Duane H. Yazzie to file a petition for injunction on the Navajo Nation purchase of the BHP mine in Shiprock District Court.” Here is an example, if your car stall […]

Big corporations have a lot of money for scholarships

HERE AT SHIPROCK CHAPTER… SHIPROCK COMMUNITY MEMBER FANNIE ETCITTY I remember when we, as children, wud be punished for speaking our language with lye soap put into our mouths. And as we talk about BHP, I ask where we will get scholarships for our students. BHP helped 40 of our students. Students are always asking […]

The Navajo People now own a coal mine

BHP Billiton announced, “Navajo mine sale completed” Dec. 30, 2013, in a one-page press release that BHP emailed out late this afternoon. New Mexico BHP Coal President Pat Risner stated in his press release, “BHP Billiton is pleased that the Four Corners Power Plant owners, the Navajo Nation and NTEC have agreed to move forward […]

Navajo Council voting on Legislation 0367-13

HERE AT NAVAJO CONCIL SPECIAL SESSION WHERE ONLY ITEM IS LEGISLATION 0367-13. DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY This is also an amendment to an amendment which is against our rules. DELEGATE DAMON II I’m not politicking and I want that on record. DELEGATE MEL BEGAY I raised this question when amendment proposed by Delegate Begaye about why […]

Navajo Attorney General Tsosie biased

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION WHERE THERE IS A MANEUVER BY DELEGATE CHARLES DAMON II TO REMOVE AN AMENDMENT BY DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE THAT WOULD HAVE THE COUNCIL FOLLOW NAVAJO LAW THAT MANDATES THE COUNCIL TO WAIVE TRIBAL SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WITH A SUPER MAJORITY VOTE. DELEGATE BEGAYE MADE THE AMENDMENT ON DEC. 23, 2013, […]

Amendment to remove Council requirement for Super Majority Vote to approve Legislation 0367-13

Motion by Delegates Kenneth Maryboy and Joshua Butler for Council to accept its one-item agenda. VOTE IS 16 IN FAVOR, 4 OPPOSED Council voting to recall Legislation 0367-13 because the Council had tabled it on Dec. 23, 2013, for work session and then special Council session. VOTE AT 3:23 PM TO RECALL LEGISLATION 0367-13: 16 […]