Navajo Supreme Court asked to invalidate Navajo Council resolution for referendum to change Navajo language fluency law

A legal rerquest was made this morning to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court to enforce its Feb, 20 decision for the Navajo Election Administration to hold a special presidential election between former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and former Navajo Nation Council Delegate Russell Begaye as soon as possible. The NEA announced weeks ago […]

Nominations to Eastern Navajo Land Commission members head to Navajo Council

Still here at Navajo Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee but planning to attend Navajo Government Development Commission & Office Listening Session on Navajo Government Reform at the Fort Defiance Chapter, Fort Defiance, Ariz., which begins at 1 p.m. It is now 11:40 p.m. and for some reason, Naabi is stuck on an amendment to Legislation 0067-15: An […]

Federal Court Rejects Navajo Transitional Energy Company’s Plan to Expand Navajo Nation Coal Mine

Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine | Western Environmental Law Center. WESTERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER – U.S. District Judge John L. Kane held that the OSM environmental assessment approving the 2012 expansion violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by ignoring harms resulting from the mine expansion including toxic mercury pollution from […]

Navajo Nation President Shelly flip-flops on proposed Grand Canyon Escalade Project

Grand Canyon Development Plan Sparks Dispute Among Navajo – NBC ABC NEWS – Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly said he plans to green-light the project and the $65 million required from the tribe for road, water and communication facilities. While overlooking the canyon from its south rim, Shelly explained, “I come here and I […]

Navajo Council hears State of Nation address from President Shelly

Navajo Council back in session and listening to State of Nation Address from President Ben Shelly. NAVAJO NATION PREZ BEN SHELLY recently Council allocated supplemental funding to various programs. these funds have as i have stated, if funds allocated are not in compliance then i have responsibility to veto. we are to be accountable and […]

Interesting comments on news story about “Navajo president sworn in despite losing re-election”

Navajo president sworn in despite losing re-election – Yahoo News. And here’s a Jan. 13, 2015, press release from the President Shelly about his mini-inauguration… I was attending the Inauguration of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, Navajo Board of Election Supervisors, and the Navajo Board of Education when Shelly had his mini-inauguration and I decided […]

President Shelly approves nullification of Navajo Nation 2014 Primary for Presidential Race and pardon of Navajo Election Board

After a deal was struck between Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and the Navajo Nation Council to let him remain in office until a new president is elected and inaugurated, Shelly wasted no time in signing off on two pieces of controversial legislation approved by the Navajo Nation Council on Dec. 30, 2015. Today, Jan. […]

Navajo Council pardons Navajo Election Board

Navajo Nation Council – without debate – votes 11 in favor, 1 opposed on Legislation 0391-14, Pardon for former Navajo Election Board. Council adjourns at 7:58 am Legislation 0341-14 now heads to President Ben Shelly for his signature or veto. Navajo law allows the President ten days to make a decision and if there is […]

Navajo Council in heated debate over funding special presidential election

Navajo Council now on Legislation 0249-14, which is funding Navajo Election Office for $286,247 for special presidential election. The five minute recall of Council is over. There are 15 delegates on the floor. it is now 5:36 p.m. SPEAKER PRO TEM JONATHAN HALE a document with transcript of Dec. 23, 2015, special Council session has […]