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Navajo Times (Newspaper) - November 30, 1983, Window Rock, Arizona Navajo limes XXV 49 Window Navajo Nation November 1983 35 cents council law Members of She Navajo Tribal which meeting on Tuesday for an Abbreviated fall will once again tackle the problem of what is as far as their own finances X The only major item on the agenda sent out to council Delegates last week was discussion iff recommendations concerning a of interest v This would spell out steps Council delegates will have to take their personal interests conflict the interests of the tribal v For in the past there been occasions when a coun delegate has been on the payroll an energy company which was trying to get a lease passed by the tribal The problem is that he speaks in the council as a representative of his chapter or chapters and not as a lobbyist for the energy There have been attempts in the past to get a law passed that would council delegates to take such employment if there was a possibility it would conflict with their council All these at tempts have discussion lately has Centered around enacting a law would require all elected of of the tribe and all high ranking tribal officials depart heads on up to fill ont an financial Hopi and Zuni tribes to begin highway program WASHINGTON Ray administrator of the Federal Highway will travel to Win dow Rock tomorrow Thursday to announce a million highway construction program with the and Hopi Barnhart will meet with tribal leaders in the tribal council chambers at Also expected is Arizona Senator Barry Navajo Council Chairman Peterson Hopi Council Chairman Ivan and Zuni Governor Chauncey Barnhart said that money will also be available for training of construction workers and business The funds are being made available from the five tax enacted last Arizona will be the lead state in distributing the money but will include New Utah and This is Barnhart because it is the first time four states have worked together on a will contribute money for he Barnhart credited former Interior Secretary Watt for getting Indian tribes the money under the gas He said Watts insistence helped gain Reagan administration support for including Barnhart said he is pleased that these types of road projects arc a part of the Reagan He said the president promised tht business wouldnt be as usual and this is one of those Barnhart also praised the work of the Hopi and Navajo tribes and the state of Arizona for their work on the Turquoise Trail The Southwest Indian Business Development a consortium of the Hopi and will receive seed money for training and business Turquoise Trail dedicated By Sam Billiman Times Staff SECOND fir st major joint project between the Navajo and Hopi tribes began when officials of both tribes at tended dedication ceremonies for the Turquoise Trail The ceremony was attended by Navajo Council Chairman Peter son Hopi Council Chairman Ivan Sidney and Arizona Senator Barry You need many roads and this is one way that will help achieve these Goldwater Everybody is aware of the 100 yearold argument between both tribes and people are interested in what progress both tribes will he Goldwater said that when he goes he will contact some individuals in Sweden to give them an update on what progress is TURQUOISE page 3 Times photo Kawano Play most of the western and northern states suffered from heavy snow storms last these kids thankful for Mother white The Regina and Ryan enjoy their inner tube ride in Fort These statements would note all income that either or put the tribal official or employee in a possible Tribal officials said that council are also being en to abstain in any vote where they may possibly benefit from the outcome of the The rest of the agenda appears to be normal The council is being asked to pass a resolution that would declare the Defiance council position vacant because of the death of Lenny Robertson earlier this month in The council is also being asked to raise tribal inspection fees and to accept the appraisal for two ran ches the tribe is considering buying in New The council is scheduled to con meeting through Juan charged with Indian voting rights violations WINDOW Department of Justice has charged San Juan with discriminations against Indians through violations of the federal Voting Rights Two suits were filed against the county in District Court in Salt Lake according to Assistant Attorney General William Bradford head of the departments civil rights and Brent at torney for the district of One suit charges that the method of electing the countys board of its governing discriminates against Navajo residents of the southern Utah county because all three members of the board are elected at The 1980 Census shows that 46 percent of the persons in the county are American All three commissioners are a Justice Department news release and no Indian has ever been elected to the although there have been Navajo The suit charges that the system of electing board members gives the Indians less opportunity SAN page 3 Navajo Times pHoto by Listening the Turquoise Trail dedication ceremonies include from Navajo Tribal Chairman Peterson Arizona State Senator Barry and Hopi Tribal Chairman Ivan market soft WINDOW of Navajo families spent the Thanksgiving holidays as have for more than 30 pinons for extra Pinon which usually begins in early starts taking off to m bad weather makes U difficult to find and pick up the i wto about one pounds of pinons a ysar from traders and individual sail the market this year is soft many are discouraged prices being weeks paying a Jm right Kennedy The low prices are caused by OB the part big buyers and in Los he who customers are to pay big prices this year for njit Js relatively win this country whp M otter Navajo womens office begins as support stresses cooperation By Marle Special to WINDOW people think thut the Office of Navajo Women is going to be a bunch of radical feminists burning their bras and investigating things done wrong against But thats not says Gloria director of the When Onus was preparing 10 go before the Navajo Tribal Council to present the offices plan of Council Chairman Peterson Zah called her iaio his of fice for assurance thai the office was becking cooperation nui com Mrs Dims was in agi cement wilh I lie and sees the office as a supportive organization but she says ihai if the office conic across anything done they will not hesitate to expose them She is not hesitating sup porting a Navajo women who lost her baby 41 the Defiance PHS hospital because of ihc ce of some Duuss only staff Patricia explained that the office will be monitoring programs that deliver services to such as child care Whiichau feels that in some services begin to falter because no one is available 10 take the ball and run which wilt be what the office hopes io do She also believes itll be easier for the office to offer a solution to problems because sometimes sticky situations arise that could cause problems for an employee within a Duus sees a clear between and womens organisations like the National for Theyre oriented to while mid die class They dont have same approach to solving womens Duus While womens organizations tend o lean lo individual need for Indian women solve noi foi bui toi ihc im of ihc stic We warn io be a program and Mrs Whitehair a budget ot and a Siatt ot the ot tkc realistically otter direct services or respond io requests for financial assistance but they hope io pull logether a network of ser vices thai women can be referred A tew weeks a national womens sent a Judy to in just exactly what the is doing and plans to Duus had submitted a tun ding proposal to the foun The feedback that from was hat foundations in the are excited about ihc because see il as Bui while ihc is staunchly advocating cooperation with the tribal the tribal government seems io be holding back iis The Budget and Finance Com lold Gloria noi io come explained wilh a perplexed look on her Bui Gloria assured them thai we would be The iwo women hope io begin on ihc of Navajo Jusi who ate ihc Navajo women What do see as ihc future tor and their Duus To begin research an officer would be established at each ot he five provided funding is ob otherwise said thai they would Duus has prepared a ten survey that would be scat to all tribal She hopes thai it will be aut by Christmas and thai the results will be in by the fir st of the Proof would then be available for needs such as child
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