Five-day public comment period starts now
On May 24, Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates introduced legislation which seeks the council’s approval of an agreement between the Nation and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station to extend the operations of the power plant until December 2019.
To show support for the late Navajo Nation police officer Leander Frank’s family, members of the Law and Order Committee (LOC) attended the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. May 15.
On May 2, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new Shonto Marketplace alongside the Shonto Community Governance and the Shonto Economic Development Corporation.
On Apr. 30, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye approved $239,200 as a one-time grant allocation to the non-profit organization Diné Bii Association for Disabled Citizens.
On May 10, Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty provided testimony to the Indian Affairs committee about a bill that would amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for grants to implement “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Alert” systems, or AMBER Alert.
Comment period for review of Bears Ears closes May 26
On May 7, tribal leaders from the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition convened at the Bureau of Land Management office in Salt Lake City, Utah for the first official meeting between coalition leaders and U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
The public comment period for Bears Ears is open now and extends only until May 26, the Department of Interior announced May 5.
More than 50 Zuni artists and performers will be on-hand at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) 27th annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture May 27-28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Flagstaff.
Coconino County Sheriff deputies respond to Leupp, Arizona to assist the Navajo Police Department and the BIA Leupp School with a possible threat.
The Winslow City Council approved the appointment of Daniel Brown at its chief of police at the Winslow City Council meeting May 2.