Election board waiting for Shelly’s decision on language bill
Once Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signs or vetoes an emergency bill that amends the language qualifications for elected positions, including the presidency and vice-presidency, the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors will then decide how to proceed with the Nov. 4 general election.
After hours of seemingly endless debating, the Navajo Nation Council voted just after midnight to remove the Navajo language requirement from qualifications to run for Navajo Nation President.
In respect of the solar eclipse, which will take effect from 3 p.m. to about 6 p.m. local time, the Navajo Nation Council agreed Thursday to recess until it passes.
The Navajo Supreme Court, in a decision released on Thursday, has ordered the postponement of the November 4 tribal election for Navajo Nation president.
The Navajo Nation needs a paradigm shift (distinct concept or thought pattern) in that their language historically contributed to this country and the world, but its leadership to date has failed the nation on many local issues because it tends to keep out its best members who went outside the nation to get an education.
Radmilla Cody sings Shi Nashaa, a traditional Diné song, during the first of four benefit concerts aimed at stopping violence against homeless Native Americans.
Students from the STAR Charter School near Flagstaff were able to take the gardening skills they learned from school all the way to the White House last week when they were invited to harvest crops from First Lady Michelle Obama’s garden.
LaSheena Jacquez, 27, of Kirtland, N.M., entered a guilty plea Friday to a second-degree murder charge in federal district court here.