Rep. Lujan visits Dine College in Shiprock

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan met with Dine College administrators on how he could help the college develop a work force capable of serving industry in San Juan County. Full Story
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Get Real

Kayenta, AZ

#21 Jul 11, 2010
Donovan Begay wrote:
The U.S government has not recognized the Navajo Nation as a sovereign nation, although we push the issue up through Congress. Without that recognition the U.S. government controls our being and future. Being recognized as a sovereign nation is the same as being recognized as a state, which will give us power as a state. We will become as powerful as a state. Write to your state representatives, thank-you for your support. <quoted text>
So. Do you want to be recognized as the poorest, poverty-stricken State in the Union? Be careful what you wish for, it could come true. How would Donald Benally (ex-con) be respected as a Governor of a State? He could pardon himself, I guess. Let's wait and see if voters vote for new, young progressive people or just the some old tired no-clue crooks. I'll bet on the latter. Ultimately, people get the kind of government they deserve. Leadership history on the Navajo Reservation has proven that over and over. Look at who is running in the Hogback region of chapters, Lorenzo Bates and George Arthur. The some old do nothing, no new idea-crooks. They have the rings to prove it. Let's hope people have leaned from their voting mistakes. We've had enough of these burned-out duds. Let's send them packing. Vote for Tony(from Newcomb)for CD.
Donovan Begay

United States

#22 Jul 11, 2010
Navajo Nation residents pay millions in local, state, and federal taxes and pours millions a day into Kirtland and Farmington businesses. The funding for education is usually gone before it reaches our schools by local and state administrations overseeing those funds. New Mexico state budget director says once the funds leave their account, They have no say on how it's spent. If your inquiring about where your tax dollars are going, ask your local and state educational budget agencies, because it sure isn't in Navajo Nation schools.
The Truth Hurts wrote:
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Why do taxpayers have to pour more money into a minority "college" when there is a real one 30 minutes away. That dine school is nothing more than a community GED prep school. The teachers are high-paid babysitters. Lujan goes there for potential votes. Navajos listen because there are hopes and dreamers instead of doers. The last thing minority people need is a minority school. They have no credibility. Go to a school that recognized for it high quality of education, not some p0-dunk sagebrush institute of wasted money. Take a class there if you don't believe me. The same goes for Tsaile. These kiddie schools are just employment agencies for political officials friends and relatives.
Donovan Begay

United States

#23 Jul 11, 2010
The Navajo Nation has trusts in the trillions,(from coal, uranium, etc.)unlike most states whom are in a deficit in the millions or even billions each year. I say YES we can handle ourselves as a productive state. Donald Benally, George Author, and Lorenzo Bates aren't the only choices.
Get Real wrote:
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So. Do you want to be recognized as the poorest, poverty-stricken State in the Union? Be careful what you wish for, it could come true. How would Donald Benally (ex-con) be respected as a Governor of a State? He could pardon himself, I guess. Let's wait and see if voters vote for new, young progressive people or just the some old tired no-clue crooks. I'll bet on the latter. Ultimately, people get the kind of government they deserve. Leadership history on the Navajo Reservation has proven that over and over. Look at who is running in the Hogback region of chapters, Lorenzo Bates and George Arthur. The some old do nothing, no new idea-crooks. They have the rings to prove it. Let's hope people have leaned from their voting mistakes. We've had enough of these burned-out duds. Let's send them packing. Vote for Tony(from Newcomb)for CD.
citizen

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Jul 11, 2010
El Gringo wrote:
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Because he's a boot licking wusspy! He is way to afraid of facing th voters!
He was in Farmington too, you idiots! It is not his fault the media does not let you know. It is impossible for him to personally call everyone.
Get Real

Kayenta, AZ

#25 Jul 11, 2010
Donovan Begay wrote:
The Navajo Nation has trusts in the trillions,(from coal, uranium, etc.)unlike most states whom are in a deficit in the millions or even billions each year. I say YES we can handle ourselves as a productive state. Donald Benally, George Author, and Lorenzo Bates aren't the only choices.<quoted text>
I totally agree with you in principle. The jury is still out on whether the voters are ready to put the BEST choices in positions of leadership and power. The voters that vote for favors is so traditionally ingrained into voters that is proving very hard for many folks to break away from. I also think the "best choices" arn't even running. I think they too are waiting to see if "the people" are truly ready for progressive change. The upcoming election(s) will prove to be a good barometer as to whether progressive change is wanted or not.
parent

United States

#26 Jul 13, 2010
Get Real wrote:
<quoted text>
So. Do you want to be recognized as the poorest, poverty-stricken State in the Union? Be careful what you wish for, it could come true. How would Donald Benally (ex-con) be respected as a Governor of a State? He could pardon himself, I guess. Let's wait and see if voters vote for new, young progressive people or just the some old tired no-clue crooks. I'll bet on the latter. Ultimately, people get the kind of government they deserve. Leadership history on the Navajo Reservation has proven that over and over. Look at who is running in the Hogback region of chapters, Lorenzo Bates and George Arthur. The some old do nothing, no new idea-crooks. They have the rings to prove it. Let's hope people have leaned from their voting mistakes. We've had enough of these burned-out duds. Let's send them packing. Vote for Tony(from Newcomb)for CD.
vote for T.SILENTMAN @ two grey hills chapter.they need change in that area.no to other candidates that ran before.
Get Real

Kayenta, AZ

#27 Jul 13, 2010
parent wrote:
<quoted text>vote for T.SILENTMAN @ two grey hills chapter.they need change in that area.no to other candidates that ran before.
I salute you! You speak with great common sense. We need someone ESPECIALLY that does not have "experience" on how not to do it. ANYBODY from the old system needs to take a hike. If you have been a chapter official, a council delegate or otherwise held office prior to 2011, WE DON'T WANT YOU! We need new blood with education and new ideas! Vote for Toney Silentman! He speaks loud and clear.
DineNewton

Lubbock, TX

#28 Apr 7, 2014
Askin for more wrote:
I thought a SOVEREIGN nation was to fund itself. Oh wait they just want sovereignty from taxes and responsibility to its own people. The Nation is one big welfare program with those at the top only getting richer off our tax dollars.
You are an uneducated idiot (is that an oxymoron?). Don't you know that when the Navajo Nation flexes their arm and initiates economic development projects they are told "you are wards of the state and we must sign off on those ideas" which takes 20+ years. I was always taught, don't open your mouth unless you have the facts so I will say it nicely, be quiet because you have no idea what you are talking about.

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