Navajo Nation prepares for inaugurati...

Navajo Nation prepares for inauguration; Charges still stand against 11 delegates

There are 54 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jan 8, 2011, titled Navajo Nation prepares for inauguration; Charges still stand against 11 delegates. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Twenty-four delegates will be sworn in Tuesday to the reduced Navajo Tribal Council in Window Rock, Ariz., during ceremonies that include inauguration of President-elect Ben Shelly and Vice President-elect Rex Lee Jim.

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Total Disgrace

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Jan 8, 2011
One January 11, 2011 two individuals will be taking the oath of office to ensure the integrity, transparency, and faith is restored to our Navajo People.

It will start with two individuals who are UNqualified, UNprofessional, and down-right accused criminals that will be brought to justice. Our nation is in depair and it will take someone more than Jim and Lee Jim to lead this Nation.

I pray for our people as we will see two people lead this nation into another four years of the same ego, pathetic, disgraceful governance to our people.
Conservative

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Jan 8, 2011
Enough already DT, people are innocent unless found guilty by 12 of their peers. What in the name of heaven does the Navajo Nation Inauguration have to do with accusations about possible crime - this paper is so biased, it is unreal.
digusted citizen

Farmington, NM

#3 Jan 9, 2011
wow, all that money going into selfish delegates pocket. people thinking about themselves instead of there beautiful navajo nation. I cant believe how this nation looks like, it seems its been the same since the 80's. these delegates need to be set and example of. I dont know, maybe the justice system is the same. I guess its not what u know but, but who u know?
asdhlfkyweiuanvm

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jan 9, 2011
The wolves in sheep's clothing are taking office again. BS had enough on the job experience so if his head is screwed in right he should lead.
I hope justice will prevail and have these crooks pay back and do some time in federal jails.
Raymond

United States

#5 Jan 9, 2011
So when are the criminal charges against the 11 delegates, president and vice president elect going to take place. This seems to be a government of and for criminals for the next term of office. How sad!
Conservative

Rio Rancho, NM

#6 Jan 9, 2011
Raymond wrote:
So when are the criminal charges against the 11 delegates, president and vice president elect going to take place. This seems to be a government of and for criminals for the next term of office. How sad!
That is exactly what the DT would like you to think, and probably not the truth - otherwise why write an article like this !
Kevin

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jan 9, 2011
Raymond wrote:
So when are the criminal charges against the 11 delegates, president and vice president elect going to take place. This seems to be a government of and for criminals for the next term of office. How sad!
With the way the Navajo Govt functions, justice will never be served.

The Navajos are doomed.
str8talk wolfe

United States

#8 Jan 9, 2011
Conservative wrote:
Enough already DT, people are innocent unless found guilty by 12 of their peers. What in the name of heaven does the Navajo Nation Inauguration have to do with accusations about possible crime - this paper is so biased, it is unreal.
HELLO?
anyone home?
these are public officials
are being federally indicted!
and you want to praise them?
Waste of Public funds

AOL

#9 Jan 9, 2011
The inauguration should not be held since Controller helped take money from Divisions which provide services just so two dozen plus two jokers want to have a showpiece. I don't think tribal employees should be let out to watch it either. Enough money has been wasted. Many of them should not even be allowed to take the oath of office since they don't care one whit about the words and promises contained in the oath.
Sam

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jan 9, 2011
so, If these people are sworn in and THEY don't live up to the expectations of the PEOPLE, they represent.
Doesn't that give the "DINE" the right to IMPEACH that person by due process???
:P
just wondering...
Navajo Conservative

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Jan 9, 2011
What a drama on the Navajo Nation and embarrassing to the outside. First, Shelly's camp put on an all out propaganda on Lovejoy calling her a drunk, drug cartel, whore, among other bad name callings. Ben just turned the other way and let the dogs devour her. Then the crazy Navajo re-elected officials that ripped them off. Then there is Rex Jim that still needs to get out of his closet. Finally, the NN Board of Election Supervisors approved of Ben Shelly's election despite charges against him. Oh, what about the transition team hosting training in Flagstaff! Expensive endeavor, meanwhile the Dineh people are still in poverty.
Monica

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jan 9, 2011
These people say they try and help the Native American People THEY LIE! they want the money for themselves in there pockets and not those of the people. its disgusting how they can destroy our Navajo Nation. We need to be smart and audit everything, every year don't trust anyone in office! we need people that will help the chapter houses and not rob them or set fire to them!!! all of you's that misused the money are horrible horrible people!
get real

United States

#14 Jan 9, 2011
Money is like alcohol to these people-very addictive and they can't handle it.

“Socialism leads to starvation”

Since: Jul 09

Aztec

#15 Jan 9, 2011
42% of the elected delegates are under investigation. Heck, it seems that the political part of the Tribe has assimilated rather well.
Windowrock is is the DC of the West.
LOL,
General Custer is back

United States

#16 Jan 9, 2011
Oh Gawd here we go!!!!
Sam

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jan 9, 2011
what a stupid thing to say. it's EVERYBODY's weakness, Ya jackwagon.
as far as alcohol goes, the last time I went downtown, I saw many, many NON-INDIAN faces, not to many Indians, period.
Go figure..
:P
get real wrote:
Money is like alcohol to these people-very addictive and they can't handle it.
Sam

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jan 9, 2011
yep, THEY must have been hanging around too many dishonest WHITEMEN at the Capital, not to mention all them "DIRTY" Hispanic(s) that are on the take everyday..
:P
hilllbilly wrote:
42% of the elected delegates are under investigation. Heck, it seems that the political part of the Tribe has assimilated rather well.
Windowrock is is the DC of the West.
LOL,
Sam

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jan 9, 2011
I bet "hillBelly" was part of that incident in Az. Most of yer comments have shown , PEOPLE like YOU are always , up to NO GOOD. huh?
thinking ya can run the government better, now thats a laugh.. doncha think so? OR do ya work for Asztec city gov't????
:P
Michael

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jan 9, 2011
get real wrote:
Money is like alcohol to these people-very addictive and they can't handle it.
It sure seems that way.
Old Time Resident

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Jan 9, 2011
Remeber this is the Navajo Nation and to the victor goes the spoils, and during battle anything goes. Not Washington, Not Santa Fe !!! Linda you are not a warrior, keep the food warm and watch the children in camp like tradition says ! Ben you will be good Chief as you have always been a strong warrior through out life...Remeber this road started when you fought the alcohol problem with our people back in the 80's as only an activist. You served your people well as a County Commissioner, Tribal Delegate and Vice President. White People do not understand our tradition and values, how we think etc....Move forward my brother in the Navajo Way, think in the Navajo Way and stand tall as you always have. Good Job !!! I wonder if Mendoza will come to your inaguration?(lol) Ha'Goneh

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