Court: Dine College president is out

Ferlin Clark has no jurisdiction as president of Dine College, a Navajo Supreme Court opinion states. Full Story
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“Socialism leads to starvation”

Since: Jul 09

Aztec

#1 Oct 30, 2010
Once again, Thomas Hobbes is proven wrong.
Surprise Surprise

Odessa, TX

#2 Oct 30, 2010
Does the corruption of the NN and the Navajo people know any end?
Shiprock Dude

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Oct 30, 2010
What a lunatic--that he alludes to using "witchcraft" to silence his opposition lets us know where he is--still in the Dark Ages.

For him to claim that "no one has authority over him" is simply absurd! He shoulda stepped down in May. I guess his Harvard education did not teach to read because he did not abide by his contract.
Shiprock Dude

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Oct 30, 2010
Surprise Surprise wrote:
Does the corruption of the NN and the Navajo people know any end?
Does your stupidity know any end?/??
The Insanity in US

West Columbia, SC

#5 Oct 30, 2010
Witchcraft, Navajo style, can mean putting puppy heads on someone's front doorstep. It's more about cruelty and intimidation than it is actual witchcraft. Ferlin Clark can confirm that, joining Christine O'Donnell to say, "I'm not a witch!" Maybe not, maybe, like her, you just "dabble" in it!

As former Prez of Dine' College, he should have taught a course in "Taboo" Navajo practices, like witchcraft --now THAT would have seen a fully registered class! He needs to beat it out of Tsaile, while also leaving Shiprock to its own misfortunes, and go attend an "education" conference in Hawaii -- in perpetuity!
PleaseD

United States

#6 Oct 30, 2010
JUSTICE....now on to the NN delegates, appointed and elected, so called, officials!
REZ WATCHER

Gallup, NM

#7 Oct 30, 2010
Ferlin Clark has been ram-rodded, peppered, and feathered by those that one to get rid of him. The main vein of the process by law is how Clark received his contract. It was signed by Andrew Tah, and this incompetent lazy Tah signing the contract and then retracted saying 'HE MADE AN ERROR, A MISTAKE!" How dumb can someone be especially when Tah is tasked with overseeing the Education component of the Navajo Nation. So dumb and stupid I say. No wonder Head Start are being cut back, and in some cases, close.
Good Grief

Farmington, NM

#8 Oct 30, 2010
REZ WATCHER wrote:
Ferlin Clark has been ram-rodded, peppered, and feathered by those that one to get rid of him. The main vein of the process by law is how Clark received his contract. It was signed by Andrew Tah, and this incompetent lazy Tah signing the contract and then retracted saying 'HE MADE AN ERROR, A MISTAKE!" How dumb can someone be especially when Tah is tasked with overseeing the Education component of the Navajo Nation. So dumb and stupid I say. No wonder Head Start are being cut back, and in some cases, close.
I totally agree, you can't modify a contract after they have been signed. However these are the skills that are taught at the upper administrative level on the Nation. Those are childish skills. Once again, it is difficult for an educated Dine to run an organization when you have "old goats" still dictating "this is how we've always done it" philosophy. With that kind of philosophy the Nation will never progress. The leadership skills are still at a childish level. The childish attitude of taking candy from the store without getting caught is similar to our delegates stealing from the Nation and still think it is okay. The "old goats" lack integrity, honesty, foresight, and responsibility to our Nation. Being a sovereign Nation does not mean "everyone for themselves and we can do what we want." That is why our educated Dine will not come back to the Nation to help us into the next century. The attitude is still back in the 19th Century. Perhaps the government should withdraw our sovereign status and continue being supervised like a child because we can't seem to do it ourselves.
DolaBiChAAN

Mesa, AZ

#9 Oct 30, 2010
Yea right.'I tried to treat all employees equally'. Ferlin Clark treated CERTAIN people to perks like:
Former Miss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya by giving out a couple of thousand outright to her husband for so-called sacred items.
Former Miss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya's husband got special perks like being invited on trips with the president while the system to select students of merit and leadership were cast aside.
Former rMiss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya also got bonuses and CURRENTLY there are allegations that IT Specialist are looking into her computer to see if she gave information to Clark while he was on leave and was NOT SUPPOSE TO BE ISSUING ORDERS AND DIRECTIVES.
Former Miss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya also got her husband hired and the job was not posted for others to be considered which goes against Navajo Labor Laws, and College hiring practices.
Tina James Tafoya is Ferlin Clarks assistant executive secretary.
Matt Tafoya wrote several letters to the editor defending Clark and his wife and didn't realize that he came off justifying their unfair work practices and didn't realize he himself was guilty of using the very system he deplored.
Former Miss Navajo Nation Jonathea Tso CLARK also needs to be investigated and her attitude of entitlement needs to be checked. She was given a job that in most cases NEEDED A COLLEGE DEGREE. This gal has no experience in the Dine College recruitment department except to do her wrist-swirl-wrist hand-wave she use to do as Former Miss Navajo Nation.
Jonathea has no class in her manner in recruitment or motivation for students to even apply to DC. How she got the job goes to show that if you kiss Clark's (probably her inlaw) clah, you'll get a job.
Thank you for returning the board of regents to its original form and shame on TSO for standing by like that little fat kid is school whom everybody picked on and all he did was cry rather than defend himself. Your colleagues were wrongly judged and all you did was turn your head the other way. Shame on you.
My prayers go out to all those who were unfairly picked on and fired. You did not deserve this treatment by one of your own tribal people.
LyndaLovejoysA DRUNK

Ganado, AZ

#10 Oct 30, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: Lynda Lovejoy's Running Mate, Earl Tulley, his wife Lelia Tulley, and Lynda Lovejoy's Campaign Manager Andre' Cordero got THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in tribal SLUSH FUNDS. Ethics charges filed!

Shockingly, the Special Prosecutor Alan Balaran, was indicting all council delegates, but left off the list, Council Delegate David Shondee who gave THOUSANDS of DOLlARS in TRIBAL SLUSH FUNDS to Lynda Lovejoy's campaign manager ANDRE CORDERO! Shondee and Cordero are brother-in-laws. A Lovejoy conspiracy is highly suspected.

Earl Tulley and His Wife, Lelia Tulley, also got over $8000 in Tribal Slush Funds from Speaker Lawrence Morgan, Ervin Keeswood, Amos Johnson, and Evelyn Acothley! Read the documents and proof.
https://docs.google.com/leaf...
DolaBiChAAN

Mesa, AZ

#11 Oct 30, 2010
CORRECTION: My reference to TSO was actually meant for Navajo Nation Division of Dine Education head honcho ANDREW TAH....not TSO.

My apologies.
AndreCordero

Mesa, AZ

#12 Oct 30, 2010
Every Navajo politician must have a ANDRE CORDERO in their mist.

Andre Cordero was heavily involved with the Shirley Administration and was swift in rendering firings/hirings at the whim of Shirley and the inner cabinet.

Andre Cordero is educated with high honors from ASU in Tempe, AZ and is well-known in the Kayenta, AZ community.

She is smart, crafty, sly, nice, mean-spirited, self-serving, well-paid and sneaky.

If you want a good insight into what the next four years will be like, look at the people Lovejoy surrounds herself with. She did the same thing during her last campain.

He had Joshua Lavar Butler and Veronica Murphy-Nez-Benallie-Franklin-S hirley (Roni Murphy) as her campaign managers.

If you know anything about these two, you will see what I mean. Roni was also a part of the Peter MacDonald administration and also was heavily involved with Hale Adminstrations. Nuff said, right?

I am at a loss as to this election since Shelly also has his Roni-Murphys-Joshua-Butler-And re-Corderos on his team as well.

Therefore, it is a casting of votes for the lesser of two evils.

Last note, if you look at the campaign donation list that is public knowledge and public acessible through public records at the Navajo Nation Election Office (operated by Edison Wauneka who is also a close friend of Roni) and you will see that Andre gave thousands which I believe in my opinion is a payout for a future job in the Lovejoy/Tulley administration.

Lord help us....
Get a darn grip

United States

#13 Oct 30, 2010
Shelly got caught with his hand in the cookie jar along with the other 77 council delegates. 77! Does that mean only 10 people of the tribal council were honest?
Women can't become leaders? How come the tribe has been in a mess ever since the late 1980s and all during that time the leaders have always been men. If men are such good leaders then why do we continue to hear of BS from Window Rock? BS is nothing but BS again.
Yaaawning

Mesa, AZ

#14 Oct 30, 2010
Get the woman a chance. What's the worst that can happen when the worst is already taking place and it just keeps getting worse with male leadership.
Lovejoy TULLEY Crooks

Ganado, AZ

#15 Oct 31, 2010
give Lynda Lovejoy and Earl Tulley a chance? Lol. After looking at the record and charges filed, the got thousands of dollars of tribal slush funds. Earl Tulley, his wife, and Lynda Lovejoy's campaign manager got over $13,000 in tribal slush funds. They are corrupt already. Besides. She's a drunk and her family is full of drunks and criminals. I saw their records and her husband has a DWI, sons with multiple DWIs and drug dealers. She obviously couldn't lead her family so what the heck makes u think she can even run the Nation!!??
johnLOGIC

Mesa, AZ

#16 Oct 31, 2010
Hmm? I can somewhat see your point, but if we were to use that logic then we would have never elected some of the greatest U.S. President.

For example:
President Lincoln had a crazed, insane wife who was extremely violent towards him and others. She was also mean-spirited probably due to her mental illness, but he never left her side and never got mad at her...he understood her short-comings.
President Kennedy had many serious health issues and allegedly had dozens upon dozens of affairs and was not a nice person at times, but he inspired a nation to give back to their country and to include everyone at the table of discussion regardless of race.
President Johnson was also a womanizer, and was known to be mean to his enemies and took pleasure in being crafty, but he also signed into legislation the Civil Rights Act which gave protection and leverage to the minorities of this country like never before.
President Nixon was the first US President to be welcomed to Communist China and created good relations between the US and China which was lacking before, but we all know he lied to the nation about his part in the Watergate scandal of the 70s and his part in the stealing of files from the Democratic office in DC.
President Reagan was one of the greatest president ever, but he also had his arm in the selling of nuclear arms during the Star Wars space age era and sold weapons to nations that were using it to torture, torment and be evil to their OWN PEOPLE.
President Clinton is another womanizer, but he also is one of the most popular because of his sincere desire to help make this country a better place and is a genuinely nice person.
President Bush sold us out regarding the Iraqi/Afghanistan conflicts,but he is overall a nice guy, good husband and dad.

My point is that NO ONE is perfect and if Mrs. Lovejoy has a spouse who was a former partier, kids who were naughty, and she survived to share her experiences so that we all learn from it, then fine. I admire and support that as well.

If those are the only things Mrs. Lovejoy has as faults (her DUI family and drinking) then I'll vote her in anyday because she ain't the one being charged for THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT, FORGERY and the other stuff the others are being charged.

Thank you.
Lovejoy TULLEY Crooks wrote:
give Lynda Lovejoy and Earl Tulley a chance? Lol. After looking at the record and charges filed, the got thousands of dollars of tribal slush funds. Earl Tulley, his wife, and Lynda Lovejoy's campaign manager got over $13,000 in tribal slush funds. They are corrupt already. Besides. She's a drunk and her family is full of drunks and criminals. I saw their records and her husband has a DWI, sons with multiple DWIs and drug dealers. She obviously couldn't lead her family so what the heck makes u think she can even run the Nation!!??
LyndaLovejoysA CROOK

Ganado, AZ

#17 Oct 31, 2010
Hey Jackass: she is also a crook herself. Her running mate, his wife, and campaign manager stole over $13,000 in tribal slush funds.

BREAKING NEWS: Lynda Lovejoy's Running Mate, Earl Tulley, His wife Lelia Tulley, and Lynda Lovejoy's Campaign Manager Andre Cordero got THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in tribal SLUSH FUNDS. Ethics charges filed!

Shockingly,

The Special Prosecutor Alan Balaran, was indicting all council delegates, but left off the list, Council Delegate David Shondee who gave THOUSANDS of DOLlARS in TRIBAL SLUSH FUNDS to Lynda Lovejoy's campaign manager ANDRE CORDERO! Shondee and Cordero are brother-in-laws. A Lovejoy conspiracy is suspected.

Earl Tulley and His Wife also got over $8000 in Tribal Slush Funds from Speaker Lawrence Morgan, Ervin Keeswood, Amos Johnson, and Evelyn Acothley! Read the documents and proof.

https://docs.google.com/leaf...
Sighing

Tempe, AZ

#18 Nov 1, 2010
Again, I repeat. The lesser of two evils is the Red Lady from CP (Crownpoint)...Lovejoy.

Vote LOVEJOY.

Welcome the new incoming
2010-2011 Navajo Nation President Lynda Lovejoy!
Black Label Society

Mesa, AZ

#19 Nov 2, 2010
If Lovejoy wins...by default...Does this mean the NN will have freakish weather??
DC student

Shiprock, NM

#20 Nov 2, 2010
DolaBiChAAN wrote:
Yea right.'I tried to treat all employees equally'. Ferlin Clark treated CERTAIN people to perks like:
Former Miss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya by giving out a couple of thousand outright to her husband for so-called sacred items.
Former Miss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya's husband got special perks like being invited on trips with the president while the system to select students of merit and leadership were cast aside.
Former rMiss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya also got bonuses and CURRENTLY there are allegations that IT Specialist are looking into her computer to see if she gave information to Clark while he was on leave and was NOT SUPPOSE TO BE ISSUING ORDERS AND DIRECTIVES.
Former Miss Navajo Nation Tina James Tafoya also got her husband hired and the job was not posted for others to be considered which goes against Navajo Labor Laws, and College hiring practices.
Tina James Tafoya is Ferlin Clarks assistant executive secretary.
Matt Tafoya wrote several letters to the editor defending Clark and his wife and didn't realize that he came off justifying their unfair work practices and didn't realize he himself was guilty of using the very system he deplored.
Former Miss Navajo Nation Jonathea Tso CLARK also needs to be investigated and her attitude of entitlement needs to be checked. She was given a job that in most cases NEEDED A COLLEGE DEGREE. This gal has no experience in the Dine College recruitment department except to do her wrist-swirl-wrist hand-wave she use to do as Former Miss Navajo Nation.
Jonathea has no class in her manner in recruitment or motivation for students to even apply to DC. How she got the job goes to show that if you kiss Clark's (probably her inlaw) clah, you'll get a job.
Thank you for returning the board of regents to its original form and shame on TSO for standing by like that little fat kid is school whom everybody picked on and all he did was cry rather than defend himself. Your colleagues were wrongly judged and all you did was turn your head the other way. Shame on you.
My prayers go out to all those who were unfairly picked on and fired. You did not deserve this treatment by one of your own tribal people.
we dodn't know about TINA,she's outta our league BUT FOR JONATHEA TSO CRANK,not CLARK....SHE HAS NO CLASS and disrecpectful to certain students here @ shiprock campus.her snoody attitude and bitchin towards male students is disgusting.she was a JOKE and try to act like she's running the show during the S/R FAIR.

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