April 11, 2014
Leonard Gorman, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commissioner Executive Director is on special assignment as Interim Chief of Staff for Legislative branch.
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission Executive Director, Leonard Gorman is appointed to a special assignment as Interim Chief of Staff for Navajo Nation Legislative Branch.
February 20, 2014
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission public hearings on Violence against women and the LGBTQ coming to a close
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission office held its final public hearing in Shiprock, NM on February 19, 2014. The reason NNHRC held public hearings was to assess the nature of violence against women and the LGBTQ.
February 20, 2014
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission responds to the shooting of Kriston Charles Belinte Chee
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission office extends its sympathy and condolences to the family of Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, the Navajo man shot at Chandler, AZ Wal-Mart on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
February 5, 2014
NNHRC Hosting Another Public Hearing in Shiprock, NM on Violence Against Navajo Women and Navajo LGBTQ
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will host a public hearing on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to gather more information about violence against Navajo women and Navajo Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) tribal members.
January 6, 2014
NHRC Invites the Public to comment on Issues concerning Violence against Navajo Women & Gender Discrimination
Violence against Navajo women is at an epidemic level in the Navajo Nation according to various agencies. Not only Navajo women are affected by this violence but also the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBT&Q) population. Here at the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission would like to hear from the public about these rising concerns.
December 19, 2013
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commissioner to Sit on Interview Team that will hire the next Farmington Chief of Police
In their continued efforts to address and improve race relations between Navajos and non-Navajos, the City of Farmington and Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) agreed to have the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commissioner Frank Bradley III, a former police officer, sit on the interviewing team that will select the next Chief of Police for the City of Farmington.
April 29, 2013
NNHRC to Meet on May 3rd for Regular Monthly Commissioner's Meeting
“The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will meet at 10 a.m., on Friday, May 3, 2013, at its office located at 343 Arizona Highway 264 in the Saint Michaels Professional Bldg. 1, Suite 112, in St. Michaels, Navajo Nation (Arizona) for a regular meeting. The regular meeting is open to the public. "
April 15, 2013
NNHRC Urges Navajo Citizens to Vote in New Mexico School Board Elections on Tuesday
“The Navajo Nation’s involvement with the United States' redistricting of election districts from the congressional level to the school board level was to keep Navajos voting rights intact,” said Gorman. "We, at the Commission, worked diligently to ensure Navajo voting strength is protected. NNHRC drew redistricting maps to ensure that Navajo voters elect a candidate of their choice. Get out and vote."
April 11, 2013
NNHRC Announces the Official Visit of a UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights to USA
“We look forward to engaging the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Working Group in the area of international standards on addressing the risk of adverse impact on human rights linked to business activity," said Leonard Gorman for NNHRC. "We’ve been addressing adverse impact of businesses against Navajo for quite some time.”
April 8, 2013
NNHRC Appreciates Navajo Peoples Participation in Filing Complaints for Predatory Auto Sales Tactics
“We’d like to thank the Navajo people who came to the public hearings and filed a complaint with the office detailing their experience with predatory auto sales tactics,” said Leonard Gorman for NNHRC. “We’ve achieved some results in form of protocols and have more areas to develop with dealerships based on our findings. There’s more to come including the release of the NNHRC report.”
March 26, 2013
NNHRC to Meet on April 5th for a Regular Monthly Meeting
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will meet at 10 a.m., on Friday, April 5, 2013, at its office located at 343 Arizona Highway 264 in the Saint Michaels Professional Bldg. 1, Suite 112, in St. Michaels, Navajo Nation (Arizona) for a regular meeting. The regular meeting is open to the public.
March 18, 2013
NNHRC to Visit Kaibeto Chapter at 9 a.m.; Round Rock Chapter at 1 p.m. on March 20th
"NNHRC will be at the Kaibeto Chapter House at 9 a.m. and Round Rock Chapter House at 1 p.m. on March 20th to visit with Navajo citizens who want to file a complaint about predatory auto sales like spot delivery abuse or have specific complaints about Tate’s Auto. Complaints should help bring awareness to the Commission about Navajo consumers’ buying experience. NNHRC will have complaint forms available on-site for each location. ”
March 13, 2013
NNHRC Raises Concerns About Spot Delivery Abuse and Request Public to Visit their Office
"“Don’t leave the dealer until the financing has been fully approved. When you are told to take the vehicle home prior to the final approval of financing the vehicle, you are more likely to be swindled.”
February 28, 2013
The Navajo Nation, NNHRC, an Oglala citizen and a Rosebud Citizen File an Amici Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Support of the Voting Rights Act to Protect Indian Voters
"Indians in both Arizona and South Dakota have been subject to voting schemes that aim to dilute or pack the Indian vote ... Litigation to enforce voting rights is not a sufficient alternative to Section 5 coverage." (The Amici Curiae brief is attached to the press release.)
February 20, 2013
NNHRC to Meet on March 1st for Regular Monthly Meeting
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will meet at 10 a.m., on Friday, March 1, 2013, at its office located at 343 Arizona Highway 264 in the Saint Michaels Professional Bldg. 1, Suite 112, in St. Michaels, Navajo Nation (Arizona) for a regular meeting. The regular meeting is open to the public.
February 20, 2013
Buying a Vehicle? You Make Your Deal: Knowing and Negotiating (Informational Flyer)
The flyer is the same information in NNHRCs advertisement in the Navajo Times.
February 5, 2013
NNHRC Urges Navajo Citizens to Vote in Northwestern NM School Board Elections Today
“We, at the Commission, worked diligently to ensure Navajo voting strength is protected,” said NNHRC Executive Director Leonard Gorman. … “Take advantage of the opportunity and get out and vote.”
February 4, 2013
NNHRC Urges Navajo Citizens to Know Personal Financial Information to Better Negotiate Under Invoice Price of Vehicle
“It is important to protect [and know] our personal financial information. We are measured against all citizens, Navajo and non-Navajo,” said Leonard Gorman for NNHRC. “When we know our credit score, we know our credit worthiness. When we know our purchasing limit and opportunity, we are in a better position to purchase what we want like a vehicle.” … Staff members recommend Navajo people to gain this knowledge and secure a lender prior to going to a dealership to successfully engage in the next step, negotiations, specifically, knowing how to negotiate the price and sales contract.
January 23, 2013
NNHRCs Regular Meeting Set for February 1st
January 17, 2013
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is closed for the remainder of Thursday, January 17th due to remaining complications from a water line break on Wednesday, January 16th. The staff apologizes for the inconvenience.
December 31, 2012
NNHRC to Hold Next Public Hearing About Predatory Sales Tactics in Crownpoint on Jan. 4th
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on January 4, 2013 at 10 a.m., at the Crownpoint Chapter House in Crownpoint, Navajo Nation (NM) for Navajo citizens who want to share their experience on border town auto dealers’ predatory sales practices. The January 4th public hearing will be held during a regular Commissioner’s meeting and is open to the public.
December 27, 2012
NNHRC to Hold Public Hearing About Predatory Sales Tactics in Kayenta
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, December 28th at 10 a.m. at the Kayenta Chapter House in Kayenta, Navajo Nation (AZ) for Navajo citizens who want to share their experience of predatory auto sales tactics from border town auto dealers.
December 20, 2012
Statement by NNHRC Exec. Dir. to Welcome Navajo County's Historic Inauguration Day and Commends its Redistricting efforts
The Navajo Nation has taken very seriously the need to ensure that Navajo voting strength is enhanced and protected in districts that cover the Navajo Nation throughout the course of redistricting activities.
December 17, 2012
NNHRCs Regular Meeting Set for January 4th at Crownpoint Chapter
December 13, 2012
NNHRC to Hold Additional Public Hearings about Predatory Auto Sales in Response to Public Demand
Public hearings are scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Kayenta Chapter House in Kayenta, Navajo Nation (AZ) on December 28, 2012 and at the Crownpoint Chapter House in Crownpoint, Navajo Nation (NM) on January 4, 2013.
December 12, 2012
NNHRC Holds Public Hearing for Victims of Predatory Auto Sales Tactics
Navajo human rights officials learn of appalling mistreatment of Navajos by border town auto dealers.
December 4, 2012
NNHRC Seeks Navajo Peoples Testimonies about Predatory Sales Tactics by Border Town Auto Dealers
November 26, 2012
NNHRC regular meeting set for December 7th at Dilkon Chapter to gain Navajo citizens testimonies about predatory sale tactics by border town auto dealers
November 19, 2012
NNHRC requests Navajo peoples' testimonies about predatory sale tactics against them by area auto dealers
DATE: December 7, Dilkon Chapter at 10 a.m. The Commissioners encourage those who feel they’ve been victimized specifically by area auto dealer's predatory sales tactics to attend and provide a testimony. The regular meeting is open to public.
November 15, 2012
NNHRC presents the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to UNM - Gallup Students
“I was glad to see how engaged the students were in talking about the U.N. Declaration,” said NNHRC Executive Director Leonard Gorman. “I hope we can engage more college students on the Navajo Nation.”
November 2, 2012
NNHRC addresses area concerns with Farmington Community Relations Commission
"We do have a number of cases at our office addressing dealership abuse and other goods and services," said Mattison for DNA Peoples Legal Services. … Following Mattison presentation, Gorman explained that often times these predatory practices requiring complicated financial decisions are aimed at older Navajos. NNHRC is building a rapport with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
October 25, 2012
NNHRC Regular Meeting Set for Nov. 2nd at NAPI
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will meet at 10 a.m., on Fri., Nov. 2, 2012 at the NAPI’s main office conference room, located at 10086 N.M. Hwy. 371 in Farmington, N.M., for a regular meeting. The regular meeting is open to the public. The change in location is due in part to accommodating a joint meeting with the Farmington Community Relations’ Commissioners.
October 24, 2012
NNHRC Learns Former San Juan County Deputy Pleaded Guilty Today
“I express appreciation to the U.S. Department of Justice for pursuing this incident based on the insistence by the Navajo Nation Council and the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission,” said Leonard Gorman for NNHRC. “It should be understood that these matters involving law enforcement are taken very seriously by the Navajo Nation leadership. The occurrence of unlawful acts is not tolerated.”
October 24, 2012
NNHRC Observes United Nations Day Today
In this day in history, the Charter of the United Nations came into force and is the founding treaty of nations with common interests in protecting rights of human beings all over the world. To learn about the Commission's efforts in engaging the United Nations, read the attached press release.
October 22, 2012
NNHRC Urges Navajo Citizens to attend Arizona's Town Hall about this November's Ballot
The Town Hall link information is noted in the press release.
October 22, 2012
NNHRC To Attend Colorado Civil Rights Division Public Forum on Oct. 25th
Join NNHRC in Towaoc, Colo.
October 22, 2012
NNHRCs Regular Meeting Set for November 2nd
NNHRC regular meetings are open to the public. Join us. NNHRC is located in the same building as the U.S. Post Office in Saint Michaels, Navajo Nation (Ariz.)
October 11, 2012
NNHRC Sends School Redistricting Recommendations for Navajo Nation's Approval
NNHRC is the lead entity for the Navajo Nation's efforts in redistricting from the congressional and legislative levels to school districts. NNHRC aims to protect and preserve the voting strength of Navajo voters.
October 9, 2012
NNHRCs Newly Confirmed Commissioners Give Oath of Office
Commissioners for NNHRC were appointed by the Navajo Nation Speaker, then confirmed by the Naabik'iyati' Committee of the 22nd Navajo Nation Council prior to being sworn in by Judge Carol Perry at their first commissioners meeting.
September 28, 2012
NNHRC regular meeting set for October 5th
NNHRC regular meeting set for October 5th.
September 28, 2012
NNHRC Welcomes newly confirmed Commissioners for NNHRC
Commissioners will meet on October 5, 2012 at 10 a.m.
September 18, 2012
Navajo human rights officials urge caution after release of Michael Maes
Navajo human rights officials are concerned for the safety of their clients families.
September 13, 2012
NNHRC welcomes the 5th Anniversary of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission welcomes the fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples today.
September 7, 2012
NNHRC extends condolences to Brian Barnard's family and colleagues
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission learned of Utah attorney Brian Barnard's passing today.