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Shelly to continue as president

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly met with some members of the Navajo Nation Council Thursday to clarify his continued role as president and address other pressing issues.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai goes to federal court to remove Norman Littell

The fight between Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai and the tribe’s general counsel, Norman Littell, continued in full force as 1965 began with the two battling it out in a federal court case held in Washington, D.C.

Election 2014

Supreme Court sets dates to hear new election complaint

The possibility of a special election to elect a new tribal president in January is now history.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Sam Billison removed from public service director position

So what were Navajos talking about as 1965 began? Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t the fight between the Old Guard and supporters of the current chairman, Raymond Nakai. It wasn’t even

Election 2014

Tsosie, Whitethorne want election held this month

The most convoluted election in the history of the Navajo Nation took another twist Monday.

Election 2014

Shelly, Jim take oath of office

Surrounded by friends, family and staff members, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Navajo Vice-President Rex Lee Jim took the oath of office for the second time in a brief ceremony held in the stateroom in the president’s office.

Election 2014

Shelly signs bills for new special presidential election and reinstatement of election board

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly will continue to serve as president until a new president is elected.


Nez, chief hearing officer, to be reinstated

Navajo tribal officials are working to try and get Richie Nez reinstated as chief hearing officer for the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Council votes 61-0 to allow construction of manufacturing plant near Shiprock

Something happened on January 8, 1965 that had not happened once during the two years Raymond Nakai had been chairman of the tribe – the Navajo tribal Council voted unanimously on a resolution.

Election 2014

Council sets new dates for presidential election

The council voted Dec. 30 to just throw out the election held in 2014 completely, and start over again.