FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2019
Meeting Is About Potential NN Governmental Reform
TSAILE, Ariz. — The Diné Policy Institute at Diné College is lending its support to next week’s “Let’s Talk Government Reform,” meeting at the Chinle Chapter House. The meeting takes place Jan. 17 and goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is billed as an opportunity for officials and members of the community to come together and discuss ideas for government reform.
“(DPI) will support and help staff the event and gather information,” Michael Parrish, a policy analyst with DPI, said. “Also, (DPI) will jointly write the report on the information gathered from the listening sessions at the meeting.”
Parrish explained that government reform is one of the things that (DPI) frequently looks at. He said (DPI) has done several studies in the past about the Navajo Nation government. DPI’s previous studies on government will help with this new study, Parrish said.
Parrish added that one of the things he hopes to gauge from the meeting is “…potential ideas that can be used to change the Navajo government. That is, a solid perspective from the people.”
This year is the first time the event has been held. The Chinle Chapter House is located along Navajo Route 7 near the Chevron gas station.
The Diné Policy Institute is a research arm of Diné College that focuses on social and political issues facing the Navajo people.