Navajo Council Delegate Tsosie says voters threat not to vote will make next president “illegitimate.”

The Navajo Council’s Naabik’iyati Committee continues to debate Report on 2014 Elections from Navajo Election Office Director Edison Wauneka. COMMITTEE MEMBER/DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON memo about not having president in place by Jan. 13 Inauguration and Council to select Speaker, who selects committees, staff and whether Speaker serves as Interim President for undetermined amount of time. […]

Navajo Nation President Shelly signs off on 2014 Healthy Dine’ Nation Act

NAVAJO NATION PRESS RELEASE – Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014 signed into law WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (11-21-2014) – The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014 was signed into law today by President Ben Shelly, following the Navajo Nation Council’s approval on Nov. 14. The new law will initiate a two-percent sales tax, in addition […]

Making public buildings on Navajo Reservation accessible to the disabled

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation enforces the Vocational Rehabilitation and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act WINDOW ROCK (11-18-2014) – Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed an executive order on Monday that immediately ensures access to all community services across the Navajo Reservation for people with disabilities. Navajo Council Delegate Danny Simpson, who represents the […]

“Navajo Nation continues to push for end to livestock impoundments despite Hopi chairman’s refusal to meet with Navajo Nation leaders “

PRESS RELEASE – Navajo Nation continues to push for end to livestock impoundments despite Hopi chairman’s refusal to meet with Navajo Nation leaders WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (11-7-14) – On Oct. 30, Speaker Pro Tem LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) and President Ben Shelly issued a joint letter addressed […]

Navajo Council plans override of presidential veto of their emergency election bill

The Navajo Nation Council plans to override Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly’s veto of their EMERGENCY LEGISLATION to add language to the tribal election code that would allow voters to decide with their vote if a candidate is qualified. Speaker Pro Temp LoRenzo Bates stated in a PRESS RELEASE that Council Delegate Leonard Tsosie, who […]

Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders Office of Hearings and Appeals to qualify or disqualify presidential candidate Chris Dechene

After a day-long hearing today, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court ordered the tribal Office of Hearings and Appeals to qualify or disqualify tribal presidential candidate Chris Deschene within five days. The tribal Supreme Court heard the appeals of the Office of Hearing and Appeals’ dismissal of two election complaints filed against Deschene by presidential candidates […]

Navajo Nation Council approves 2015 budget in three hours

I have been a journalist on the Navajo Nation for about 28 years and this is the first time that the Navajo Nation Council approved an annual operating budget for the Navajo Nation government in three hours and on the first day of their Budget Session on Sept. 2, 2014. The Council vote was 14 […]

Navajo Nation government budget process unfair to local government

The Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee is now listening to a report from Eastern Navajo Agency Council, Western Navajo Agency Council, Northern Navajo Agency Council, Fort Defiance Agency Council, and Chinle Agency Council regarding the 2015 budget needs of the reservation’s 110 chapters. This is the first time that the chapters, which are represented by each […]

The top two Navajo Nation presidential candidates are former tribal President Shirley and former Arizona Rep. Deschene

The top two political candidates for Navajo Nation president are former tribal President Joe Shirley Jr. and former Arizona Rep. Chris Deschene. That’s according to the UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM THE NAVAJO ELECTION ADMINISTRATION for the tribal Primary Election, which showed Shirley with 10,910 votes and Deschene with 9,734 votes. “Navajo News Without Borders,” my weekly blogtalkradio […]

Meeting between Navajo President and Albuquerque Mayor on Murders of Navajo men

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I’m here at the Quality Inn where Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Albuquerque Mayor Berry and their staff are meeting behind closed doors – since 11 a.m. Shelly’s staff assistant Deswood Tome came out of office and said that the meeting might open to the media/public in 20 minutes. Here’s a link […]