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Navajo Times, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Window Rock, Arizona Navajos Negotiate Published For Owned N a v a j o Tribe Volume 16 Number 30 C IOC August 1974 Watchman Releases His figures On Tribal Financial Position Leo candidate for Navajo Tribal has released the following analysis of Navajo Tribal fina reports for period 1961 to June I have reviewed financial reports for the period 1961 to 1973 fiscal years of the Nava jo Tribe and find that the pic ture isnt as bright as the present administration would like for us to First of let us analyze the cash position In 1961 there was a cash balance of At the end of Fiscal Year the balance was The cash balance has dropped steadily since and at the end of Fiscal Year 1973 there was only The main points to be brought out here are that during Fiscal Year 1964 there was an extraordinary increase in to oil and gas sales from the new Dineh Bit Ke Yah oil Bonus income of million was Bonus is a one time shot in the arm for bid This resulted in an increase in cash reserves from the 1963 figure of million to It also showed revenue in excess of expenses of million for that Income for the years 1966 and 1968 stayed at the million to million wihtout bonuses recei ved for sales or leasing activi The administration of 1962 through 1970 experienced expe in excess of revenue for 7 of the 8 or a total of million with one year 1964 showing revenue in excess of expenditures of In the eight Navajos Uptight At Gallup PAA Office by Chet The Public Assistance Office of New Mexico Social Services in Gallup faces protests by Chicano employees because of a proposal to promote a Navajo woman to a supervisor The office employes 38 people of which 22 are Navajo but there is no Navajo Three present supervisors are and four are of Spanish The present PAA John who heads the McKinley County Public Assis tance Office has proposed to promote Lena a to the position of Case Supervisor to fill a In his letter of tion Purcell outlines many of Eskeets qualifications for the post including over four years experience on me job and other experience leader ship and the high Nava jo Purcell estimates this at over 90 percent He says that all things considered Eskeets has far higher qualifications for this parti cular Case Supervisor position than any other to my knowledge has applied for the there is a State personnel requirements call for a college education and passage of a state personnel Eskeets has no college degrees and has not passed the Purcell says he believes this is because of cultural difficulty with the test which is designed for anglo and Spanish cultural background He also points out that one present anglo supervisor and one Spanish supervisors have been promoted to supervisor positions by the state personnel board without fulfilling the requirements for Having a college Highway Hearing Set August 11 A public bearing will be held concerning the proposed cons of a highway known as road project and between Window Rock and Fort Defiance at the Win dow Rock Civic Center on Sunday August 11 at An interpreter will be present and the hearing will be ted in Navajo and All people are urged to attend this important years snowed net tures equal to at least one com plete fiscal years expenditures or million The year of 1971 received two sources of extraordinary from uranium lease sales and million from proceeds on the sale of the BIA telephone m which was to be given to the Navajo Tribe The system was turned over to the Tribe for its use as an enterpri se Then Raymond instead sold the system to the Navajo Com Company which had a value of over eight million dollars The Tribe received less half the selling price in unsecured debentures of the Navajo Corn See A6 by Chet Editor arid Jerry Assistant In an executive session Tuesday in the nations the Senate Interior Committee directed committee staff and attorneys for both tribes to develop a proposal to provide for negotiations to resolve the land The Committee avoided recommending any of the three hills remaining before it which proposed a resolution to the Instead it moved to developing alternative tion which would establish the procedures and guidelines for After Senator Paul Fannin withdrew his Mil in favor of the House passed Owens Senator Henry Chairman of the Committee stated that he would not favor the Owens because it would go against the Congressionally endorsed concept of Indian self The Owens would impose partition of the joint use Senator Allan Bible of Neva da also objected to suggestion that the Committee report the Owens to the full Bible said that the Owens would not provide adequate provisions for those who would be forced to relocate as a result of partition of the million acre joint use George General See A5 All Qualified Navajos To Be Allowed To Vote As a result of this proposal a fee office objected by petition and claimed that discrimination is involved in the The petition points out that The A6 The forthcoming precinct election for tribal offices set for August will be open to all qualified Navajo according to Ben Ha Chairman of the Board of Election If a person is a qualified voter under the tribal election code but is not already regis he or she may register at the precinct meeting on Mon August Hanley He added that there will be registrars at every precinct meeting all day Monday for this Hanley said that because the election is a one day event and held on a working the tribe is requesting all agencies and businesses who employ Nava jos to allow time off to Navajo employees for the purpose of voting on that We would particularly like to urge the cooperation of businessmen and merchants in able to know most results on Hanley There are 74 election commu If the election communi ty consists of one then the chapter president shall serve as chairman of the precinct meetings on August If the election consists of more than one chapter then the chapter presidents of each chapter shall determine among themselves which chapter house shall be the host for the precinct One of the chapter presidents in these cases shall be designated by the Board of Election Supervisors as chairman of the precinct If there are any questions on these matters or others having to do with the precinct please call Ben Hanley at or cities such as Gallup and See A5 Annie Supports MacDonald Skeet Ticket Navajo Tribal Peter continues to roll up an impressive list of chapter endorsements as the showdown nears for Tribal primary election scheduled for August at the 74 precincts on the vast Navajo MacDonald made his biggest gain for his reelection bid when he got the support of Annie Wauneka from last Klage at a scheduled wholeheartedly endorsed ticket by a vote of but it was full support that stole the Wauneka is a powerful political force on the Navajo Reservation as well as across the country and her blessing is a big political prize for any In giving MacDonald her Wauneka simply said no other candidate is better qualified than MacDonald in leading the Navajo people for a better Ive served under the leadership of the last two previous Tribal Adminis and I state without any hesitancy that Peter MacDonald is providing the best leadership for the Navajo she who rarely gives out a compli ment on political said one thing that impresses her about MacDonald is the letters ability to explain or defend the Navajo positions on various issues before Congress and state legislature with great skills and MacDonald also got another endorsement from Bread Spring Chapter south of There Councilman Edward Begay also praised MacDonal ds leadership and plans for the Navajo Primary elections will be See A6 Protest March Set For Saturday A protest demonstration is being called against the Navajo Inn for Saturday according to organizers of a march last According to Claire Thompson the march will start at Window Rock about 3 He invited all persona and groups who wish to protest the evils of liquor to the Navajo people to join in the Thompson said that liquor use has become so bad it is making sacred ceremonials held this time of the year into He said that bootlegging is widespread and growing and that he felt esta liquor establishments close to the reservation are supplying the
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