Election board waiting for Shelly’s decision on language bill

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Election 2014

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.

Election 2014

Council passes legislation to let voters decide if candidate is fluent in language

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.

Politics

Council recesses again but this time due to Solar Eclipse

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.

Election 2014

High court orders postponement of general, removal of Deschene name from ballot

The Navajo Supreme Court, in a decision released on Thursday, has ordered the postponement of the November 4 tribal election for Navajo Nation president.

Letters

Letters: Nation needs a paradigm shift

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.

Music

Concerts raises awareness on border town violence against homeless

Radmilla Cody sings Shi Nashaa, a traditional Diné song, during the first of four benefit concerts aimed at stopping violence against homeless Native Americans.

Election 2014

‘I want my vote to count’

There was hope early this week that there would be a final decision by the time this issue of the Navajo Times went to press on all matters dealing with the upcoming election for Navajo Nation president.

Education

STAR students join First Lady at annual White House Kitchen Garden

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.

Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Kirtland woman pleads guilty to second-degree murder

LaSheena Jacquez, 27, of Kirtland, N.M., entered a guilty plea Friday to a second-degree murder charge in federal district court here.

Chapter Series News

Chapter Series: Hemmed in by history

Wide Ruins’ future is threatened by its past (Editor’s note: In an effort to chronicle the beauty and diversity of the Navajo Nation, as well as its issues, the Navajo