Navajo courts hear ranch lease case

Navajo courts hear ranch lease case

There are 17 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Feb 28, 2011, titled Navajo courts hear ranch lease case. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

The players in a legal battle over Navajo ranch lands are expected to wrangle in Tohaliilee District Court today.

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Sic

Fort Defiance, AZ

#1 Feb 28, 2011
A desperate effort by the Morris'es and their attorney in trying their case with the media. It never works with the Navajo Courts, they (Morris) have already lost their privilege to graze on Tribal Pasture and it is time for other ranches to take over, especially the young and energetic Navajo Ranchers.
Lee Farmington

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Feb 28, 2011
Geez if they are not fighting the White man and White Government they fight among themselves
Raquel

Window Rock, AZ

#3 Feb 28, 2011
This is ridiculous. I don't understand the closed bid process nor do I understand how people can lose their grazing permits to people who want to overgraze the land? How is it possible to lose land when your currently occupying the property and abiding by the Regulations of the Federal Government? I thought the ratio was 1:1 or 1 large animal to 1 acre of land otherwise depletion of the land will occur due to the amount of grass the animal eats..? I thought the purpose of the Navajo Nation was to protect its people not throw them off their property, I thought that was only an anglo thing.
NN Ranch Insider

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Feb 28, 2011
When one is dealing with Navajo Nation, yes the government (totally corrupt) will hammer you if you oppose or say anything opposite of their belief and culture. It seems that there were a lot of 'under the table' deal here with regards to who could have their cattle on tribal ranches. People like Justin Yazzie (Shiprock) are in cattle business for a long time and knew about sensible range keeping. If you have more cattles on the ranch would lead to depredation of natural plants and soil erosions. The politics of Navajo Nation has interfered once more on these ranchers. NN Code needs to be amended and 'grandfather' these two ranchers in. Afterall it is just a matter of economics.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#5 Feb 28, 2011
Hey all Indian Tribes, remember many years ago you asked to be made FULL American Citizens, well that should mean you obey all our laws, give up your own and behave like Americans.

So this guy has a lease on land you do not own, remember you should have been told your Americans, not Indians with double standards.

If you can sue us in a US Court then we can sue you in a US Court, not your court which is one sided, all people suing Indians are guilty period.

I am sick of your taking millions when you make millions and don't pay any business tax or turn over the taxes collected for food, fuel and more to the state.

You wealthy tribes even refuse to help your fellow poor brothers.

Time to outlaw Indian gambling, they are doing more harm but getting people addicted then anything else.

The daily mailings for example, come in every day for a chance to win money, yeah right.
haha

Farmington, NM

#6 Feb 28, 2011
Lee Farmington wrote:
Geez if they are not fighting the White man and White Government they fight among themselves
GEEZ!!! another white trash talking....
george

Farmington, NM

#7 Feb 28, 2011
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Hey all Indian Tribes, remember many years ago you asked to be made FULL American Citizens, well that should mean you obey all our laws, give up your own and behave like Americans.
So this guy has a lease on land you do not own, remember you should have been told your Americans, not Indians with double standards.
If you can sue us in a US Court then we can sue you in a US Court, not your court which is one sided, all people suing Indians are guilty period.
I am sick of your taking millions when you make millions and don't pay any business tax or turn over the taxes collected for food, fuel and more to the state.
You wealthy tribes even refuse to help your fellow poor brothers.
Time to outlaw Indian gambling, they are doing more harm but getting people addicted then anything else.
The daily mailings for example, come in every day for a chance to win money, yeah right.
I don't think anybody is dodging the law here. Only the native can sue not the other way around because whites are still considerate aliens. LOL
Sic

Fort Defiance, AZ

#8 Feb 28, 2011
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Hey all Indian Tribes, remember many years ago you asked to be made FULL American Citizens, well that should mean you obey all our laws, give up your own and behave like Americans.
So this guy has a lease on land you do not own, remember you should have been told your Americans, not Indians with double standards.
If you can sue us in a US Court then we can sue you in a US Court, not your court which is one sided, all people suing Indians are guilty period.
I am sick of your taking millions when you make millions and don't pay any business tax or turn over the taxes collected for food, fuel and more to the state.
You wealthy tribes even refuse to help your fellow poor brothers.
Time to outlaw Indian gambling, they are doing more harm but getting people addicted then anything else.
The daily mailings for example, come in every day for a chance to win money, yeah right.
Come on over to Window Rock and we will teach you a lesson on the history of Navajo emergence, culture and their places in the modern society (the world, not only the US, but the universe). We will sit around in the hogan, smoke native tobacco, eat native lambs and talk.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#9 Feb 28, 2011
Sic wrote:
<quoted text>
Come on over to Window Rock and we will teach you a lesson on the history of Navajo emergence, culture and their places in the modern society (the world, not only the US, but the universe). We will sit around in the hogan, smoke native tobacco, eat native lambs and talk.
Only if I can skip the smokin part, don't touch tobacco in any form, not even that junk some put into their mouths.

Lamb, darn you got my mouth watering, love that stuff.

But I highly doubt you are a true Navajo or even an American Indian.
Ranchers

Prescott, AZ

#10 Feb 28, 2011
Sic wrote:
A desperate effort by the Morris'es and their attorney in trying their case with the media. It never works with the Navajo Courts, they (Morris) have already lost their privilege to graze on Tribal Pasture and it is time for other ranches to take over, especially the young and energetic Navajo Ranchers.
The Morris' are fighting for their grazing land while others quietly gave up their land.... If they are capable of using the grazing land, give them that privilege til they themselves decide otherwise. There are still hard working people out there.
Black Label Society

Mesa, AZ

#11 Feb 28, 2011
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Hey all Indian Tribes, remember many years ago you asked to be made FULL American Citizens, well that should mean you obey all our laws, give up your own and behave like Americans.
So this guy has a lease on land you do not own, remember you should have been told your Americans, not Indians with double standards.
If you can sue us in a US Court then we can
sue you in a US Court, not your court which is one sided, all people suing Indians are guilty period.
I am sick of your taking millions when you
make millions and don't pay any business tax or turn over the taxes collected for food, fuel
and more to the state.
You wealthy tribes even refuse to help your
fellow poor brothers.
Time to outlaw Indian gambling, they are
doing more harm but getting people addicted then anything else.
The daily mailings for example, come in every day for a chance to win money, yeah
right.
You must be a new resident of the four corners. Is there an influx of out of work texans or some thing? Be nice for people to at least show some form of intelligence by reading or brushing up on the facts. Native and non-native alike.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#12 Feb 28, 2011
Black Label Society wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be a new resident of the four corners. Is there an influx of out of work texans or some thing? Be nice for people to at least show some form of intelligence by reading or brushing up on the facts. Native and non-native alike.
Not a Texan, not out of work and I have a lot of knowledge about Indians.

Natives, never been proof they were the first people here, talk yes, 100% proof, no.

But I would only be wasting my time explaining my feelings and those of many others.

Think HISTORY, something that cannot be changed.
JDY

Farmington, NM

#13 Feb 28, 2011
Update: Judge William J. Platero rules in favor of the Morris'. February 28, 2011 5:30 pm He states too many conflicting wording on the Ranch
Bidding System.
Black Label Society

Mesa, AZ

#14 Feb 28, 2011
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a Texan, not out of work and I have a lot of knowledge about Indians.
Natives, never been proof they were the first people here, talk yes, 100% proof, no.
But I would only be wasting my time explaining my feelings and those of many others.
Think HISTORY, something that cannot be changed.
Well you got me wondering now. You say you know Indians but didn't elaborate on how you know. I'm guessing some kind of government official perhaps. And yes your right on the fact no one will believe you too.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#15 Mar 1, 2011
Black Label Society wrote:
<quoted text>
Well you got me wondering now. You say you know Indians but didn't elaborate on how you know. I'm guessing some kind of government official perhaps. And yes your right on the fact no one will believe you too.
Relatives.

Nothing to do with government other then paying my taxes.

I don't give a hoot who does or does not believe me.
Black Label Society

Mesa, AZ

#16 Mar 1, 2011
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
<quoted text>
Relatives.
Nothing to do with government other then paying my taxes.
I don't give a hoot who does or does not believe me.
Ah ha... Your an in-law....
JDY

Farmington, NM

#17 Mar 1, 2011
Sic wrote:
A desperate effort by the Morris'es and their attorney in trying their case with the media. It never works with the Navajo Courts, they (Morris) have already lost their privilege to graze on Tribal Pasture and it is time for other ranches to take over, especially the young and energetic Navajo Rancher
Sounds like Socialism ???

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