Petition questions tribal council action
FARMINGTON — Shiprock Chapter is requesting the Shiprock District Court to invalidate a tribal council resolution approving the proposed Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement agreement because the council did not follow tribal law by submitting the resolution for review and action by the tribal president.
Chapter President Duane "Chili" Yazzie filed a petition for declaratory judgment on Feb. 10. Yazzie's action was authorized in a Feb. 7 resolution approved by 47 chapter members.
The petition lists the Navajo Nation Council and Speaker LoRenzo Bates as respondents.