WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation District Court has referred a case brought by Speaker Johnny Naize against 12 members of the Navajo Nation Council and a legislative worker to the nation’s peacemaking program.
Window Rock District Judge Carol Perry issued the order on May 7 after hearing that both parties expressed a desire to pursue the matter in a non-legal forum. The peacemaking process is the Diné traditional method of dispute resolution and its goal is to promote harmony consistent with Navajo Nation statutes.
In the order, Perry said “that a restoration of healthy relationships is in the best interest of our government and the people.”
Read the full May 13, 2014, article at the Navajo-Hopi Observer website.
See also the May 7, 2014, article at the Washington Times website.