Cody finally appears

‘Outsiders’ bash ‘career politicians’ at forum

Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
Kevin Cody answers a question at Monday night’s presidential candidates forum in Shiprock.

SHIPROCK

After missing the first three forums, presidential candidate Kevin Cody took the stage at the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center. He questioned why the Navajo Nation was investing off the reservation and not into its own enterprises.

“This is the Navajo people’s money,” Cody said. “We need to bring those dollars back to the Navajo Nation. We need to invest more in our own institutions like (Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority), (Navajo Tribal Utility Authority) and make more companies.” Cody also talked about the lack of follow-through with previous elected officials when it comes to campaign promises.

“I am here and the time is now,” Cody said to the packed auditorium. “Forty years of empty promises. I’ve been able to witness that since the age of eight.”


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Pauly Denetclaw is Meadow People born for Towering House People. She was raised in Manuelito and Naschitti, New Mexico. She was the co-recipient of the Native American Journalist Association's 2016 Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Reporting. Denetclaw is currently finishing her degree in multimedia journalism from the University of New Mexico - Main. Denetclaw covers a range of topics including genetic research, education, health, social justice issues and small businesses. She loves coffee, writing and being with her family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Her handle is @pdineclah