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Sen. Udall leads hearing on American Indian water rights bills

PRESS RELEASE – Sen. Tom Udall Leads Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on Water Rights Bills WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Committee Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading a legislative hearing to receive testimony on two bills related to tribal water rights settlements, including Udall’s […]

Water Rights Panel at Dine’ CARE 30th anniversary

Here at Dine’ CARE 30th anniversary Celebration at Dilcon, Az., SW Fairgrounds. Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Emeritus Herb Yazzie presented an awesome history and analysis of the 1868 Treaty, which I’ll post as soon as I can. Right now there is a panel on Water Rights and former Navajo Nation Council Delegate and […]

Speaker Bates responds to Council questions & concerns

SPEAKER BATES responds to questions and concerns of Council regarding SPEAKER’S REPORT: NM Capital Outlay Projects: in this case any projects not spending funds has always been concern by state. Dollars authorized but dollars sit there. it was requested of Office of President and Vice President to work on path so dollars expended. For example, […]

Communications is an Indigenous right

I’m here at the Indigenous Continental Network of Communications & Media, Phoenix, Ariz., where discussions are about two other indigenous communications summits and how it is tied to ancestral knowledge. Sally Ann Gonzales, Arizona state representative (District 3), who is also Pacqui Yaqui, makes a brief presentation to the group. It’s a pleasure for me […]

New Mexico State engineer Q&A on Navajo-San Juan River Water Rights Settlement – Farmington, NM, Daily Times

State engineer to visit San Juan County – Farmington Daily Times. State Engineer Scott Verhines will attend a question-and-answer forum in Bloomfield on Thursday about the Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement, an agreement that grants significant amounts of San Juan River water to the sovereign nation. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Bloomfield […]

Navajo Council Delegate Katherine Benally, “Yes, we are to blame. We saved ourselves from SB 2109.”

Here at Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee meeting where Navajo Water Rights Commission and Navajo Justice Department presenting update report on Navajo water rights. WATER RIGHTS COMMISSIONER RAY GILMORE If Mr. President here, I say same thing, now is the time, political season, hot and windy and also that. We told him that the […]

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee hearing from Navajo Water Rights Commission

Here at Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee, where the Navajo Nation Water Commission was making a report. The Committee did not have a quorum as the Water Commission started its report. But at the end of the report, the Committee had a quorum at about 11:20 am. During the Announcement, RDC member Delegate Leonard […]

Dine’ Uranium Commission, Peabody Water Rate Negotiation Team, Green House

Greetings Relatives/Frens, I’ve been working on videos and voice recordings of the Status of Navajo Women, Gender Violence and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples forum, which was held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Fort Defiance, Ariz., Chapter. Today I attended Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly’s Uranium Task Force meeting to present a draft […]

Navajo Council’s Resources & Development Committee at LeChee, Ariz.

Greetings Relatives/Frens, The Navajo Council’s Resources & Development Committee is meeting in LeChee, Ariz., tomorrow, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Oct. 28 RDC proposed agenda lists only reports from tribal parks, including an overall report from Navajo Division of Natural Resources Director Fred White. But a committee member could ask for legislation to […]

Naabi still behind closed doors

I’m still here in the Council chamber south conference room waiting for Naabi to come out of an executive session for Reports on Water Rights and Navajo Transistional Energy Company. I downloaded my recording of Naabi discussing whether to go into executive session and then voting on it. I’m going to try and attach the […]