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Navajo Times, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1969, Window Rock, Arizona Published For v a Volume Number 47 Window Arizona November ribe okays and purchase A proposed land fhich would consolidate Navajo holdings in the Checkerboard been approved by the tribal after being sent back to the Monday by the Budget The purchase involves acres of public domain land throughout the Checkerboard It involves an of million which will be at million a year for the next three fiscal Wilson councilman Jrom Two lined the plan to the council Monday before the vote was using a pointer and a large map of the Eastern Navajo pulled down from the It involves public domain he the area of and Bread south of and around the Manuelito west of It also involves land in the areas of Little west and north of Crownpoint and north to Lake It also involves land around Pueblo White Horse Lake and Frankie as he did again objected to the purchase but he did not vote against it when it finally came to a and final passage was by councilman from Tolani noted that Tribe has for many a land claim against the and questioned whether the land purchase should take precedence the He also expressed skepticism that land on which Navajos have occupied and used for though not actually would suddenly be taken from And he implied that if such action were taken the Navajos would have recourse through the The threat of expulsion of Navajos living on the public domain land has been implicit in the The Public Land Law Review set up by has been reviewing such land throughout the and has a recommendation before it that such withdrawn land be revoked and opened up to the general An estimated Navajos are living on the land in At Skeet legislation is before to transfer public domain land to This is in addition to the land which the Tribe plans to Edward superintendent of the Eastern Navajo appeared before the council to push the proposal and its passage represented a personal THE GREAT OUR CREATOR Alq Heart is Thankful for Bless this and Fruit To The Nourishment of our Bodies Guidance and Our kind Continue to Teach AUj mq Childrens Children 411 mq Indian People the of Faith and Charity Gorman proposes legalization of liquor MANY Councilman Howard Gorman has again proposed legalizing liquor on the Navajo reservation in a speech Monday at Navajo Community The Ganado council delegate noted that the tribal council tabled a legalization resolution because the councilmen not want to be branded for introducing liquor to the The Navajo Police of which Gorman is made a study of the visiting various Indian and Gorman said other tribes have successfully legalized liquor on their reservations and kept sale under tribal This is what Gorman proposes on the Navajo Those who are leading the fight in opposition to he are the present tribal the missionaries and the He said liquor is presently being sold at tribal dances and other such affairs on the reservation and that present regulatory agencies have not been able to enforce the victory for Work has been going on on the proposal for about two Gorman said the Indian people could not be expected to abstain totally from alcoholic and that surveys have indicated that between and million is spent annually by Indians for liquor Thanksgiving in An effort to improve the image of the American Indian is being undertaken weekend by the Navajo Tribal Museum and Plateau Sciences Foreign students from Holland and several other countries will be treated to a Thanksgiving dance and trips to Canyon de Chelly and Monument The students are presently attending the University of Arizona in Tribe adopts means to evict The Navajo Tribe has adopted a forcible entry and detainer law which permits the Tribe to evict house tenants who refuse to pay their Spokesmen for the which came before the tribal council last said that if it had not there would have been no more public housing built on the Navajo The council vote was The resolution said tenants of the Navajo Housing Authority had failed to pay rent and house resulting in a serious loss to the and that if the situation was allowed to continue it would jeopardize the entire housing program on Navajo tribal The forcible entry and detainer the resolution allows on lands subject to the jurisdiction of the Navajo Tribe to evict tenants who can pay but refuse to The legislation permits those evicted to find recourse through tribal courts if they think an injustice has been Melvin director of the Navajo Housing speaking on behalf of the said that some tenants had refused to pay their leaving an outstanding balance of Gardner said the Department of Housing and Urban Development which finances the had said it could not loan any more money until something was done about the law Will be Enforced Due to the steady increase in the amount of and other litter strewn along our Perry Navajo Tribal has stated that his office will strictly enforce the law against littering the The Police officers in all districts on the Reservation have been requested to be especially alert for persons who litter the highways with or any other substance that might injure a or animal using the Such offenses are punishable by a fine up to or by jail up to 30 The Prosecutor also stated that the law requires that anyone who drops or throws a or other injurious material along the highway must immediately remove The same rule also applies when there is a wreck which causes broken glass or other matter to fall on the The person who moves the wreckage must also remove all glass and other injurious materials from the We must have procedures for recovering the money or recovering the Gardner Following the Gardner commended the The council recognized the importance of this matter and took the appropriate A retirement plan for tribal offered by Standard Life and Accident Insurance of Oklahoma together with its American Pension was tabled by a vote of Standard Life and Accident Insurance of Oklahoma City is the company that holds the Tribes group The unlike the Federal agencies that operate on the has never had a retirement plan for its the plan Offered last week raised many questions which a company representative seemed unable to Administration Director Edward who pushed the proposal on behalf of the tribal said the proposal offered by the Oklahoma firm appeared to be the best among about a proposals from various insurance Under the both the Tribe and the individual employee would contribute to the pension with the employee putting up onefourth of the funds and the Tribe putting up The funds would then be invested by the company in stocks with the aims of yielding a return to the and participation by individual employees would be on a voluntary The matter was referred to the Budget and Finance Committee and it was expected that another plan will be offered in the near By a vote of the council amended the 196970 fiscal year budget to appropriate a million dollars to the public works program for winter emergencies despite a warning from Raymond head of the that the Tribe exceeding its annual The resolution said that heavy snows during the past several winters had caused severe hardship to the Navajo people and it was necessary to prepare for possible mow emergencies this Discussion got into income and and Tommy councilman from suggested that the Tribe was cutting itself out of much revenue by asking too much in royalties for mineral
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