Delegates accept Nez’s speech as written report

Delegates accept Nez’s speech as written report


It wasn’t a pressing matter for the Navajo Nation Council to hear the priority lists from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer.

They voted 7-6 on Monday to accept the State of the Nation address as a written report.

Nez and Lizer were a few steps away from the Council Chamber when lawmakers, led by Delegate Otto Tso’s motion, seconded by Delegate Edison Wauneka, voted to not hear Nez’s speech.

“Can I just motion to accept the report?” asked Tso. “He already emailed it out and we read it through. We already know who the division directors are, and he’s not here.”

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Arlyssa Becenti

Arlyssa Becenti reports on Navajo Nation Council, Business, Fort Defiance Agency, New Mexico State politics and Art/fashion. Her clans are Nát'oh dine'é Táchii'nii, Bit'ahnii, Kin łichii'nii, Kiyaa'áanii. She’s originally from Fort Defiance and has a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University. Before working for the Navajo Times she was a reporter for the Gallup Independent. She can be reached at