Emergency legislation to nullify 2014 Navajo Primary Election for presidential race on Navajo Council Dec. 23 agenda

An updated PROPOSED AGENDA for the Navajo Nation Council’s special session tomorrow, Dec. 23, 2014, includes Legislation 0341-14, which is titled as an “Emergency” legislation “to address a matter of voter disenfranchisement and providing for a special run-off election and special General Election for the Office of the President.” And since Legislation 0341-14 was legally […]

Navajo Election Office says Council has power to challenge Navajo Supreme Court

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 What Delegate Tsosie advocating involves does not include the wait for the appointment of division directors. I was told not to vote for president and so this idea that everybody’s going to […]

Navajo Nation election complaint against presidential candidate Russell Begaye dismissed

Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals Senior Hearing Officer Richie Nez dismissed an election complaint against presidential candiate Russell Begaye by former presidential candidate Myron McLaughlin late this morning, Nov. 24, 2014. OHA Senior Hearing Officer Richie Nez stated in his DECISION that McLaughlin’s “only argument…to challenge respondent’s loyalty is a federal court action […]

Navajo Nation presidential candidate Russell Begaye to name running mate

Navajo Nation presidential candidate Russell Begage announced in an early morning PRESS RELEASE that he’ll be announcing his running at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 5, 2014, at the Navajo Nation Veterans’ Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. According to a Nov. 4, 2014, Committee for Begaye for Navajo President, that the NavaJo Election Administration […]

I plead with people not to give into uranium companies

Here at International Uranium Film Festival at Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., which ends on Dec. 4, 2013. Today is the second day of films and speakers. It’s amazing! The festival is being live streamed at: NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE URI lobbying Navajo Council for approval to transport uranium over […]

NGS lease: Navajo water rights not “deal killer”

By Marley Shebala (Published in Gallup Post 7-25-201. Updated 8-8-13) WINDOW ROCK – The Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation is under an extreme drought. And the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Reservation is under extreme and severe drought conditions. That’s according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and […]

Too many closed doors on NGS

STANDING ROCK, N.M. – Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize had a plan to wrap up the controversial lease extension for Navajo Generating Station by June 14 but an unexpected and sad event changed that plan. Naize informed the Council in a June 12 memo that he postponed the June 14 special Council session to […]