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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA The questions of government development and reform are old ones within the Navajo Nation. Since the creation of the Navajo tribal council in the early 20th century, finding a way to do governance that fits the needs and wants of the Navajo people has proved difficult.
Friday, October 5
Part of the reason why government reform often fails has to do with the way these reforms have been initiated and carried out. They almost always lack critical thinking and planning before implementation.
The Commission and Office on Navajo Government Development is hosting a one day conference in Window Rock, Arizona to discuss government reform through improved thinking and planning.
The Commission and Office on Navajo Government Development has invited scholars in Navajo studies to submit abstracts about their research that relates, broadly, to: health analyses, educational analyses, law and policy arguments and analyses, feminist critiques, Marxist critiques, among others within the Navajo Nation.
The Commission urges those with theoretical arguments and empirically informed research that has been done on these topics to be part of this conference.
Tentative themes are:
Discussants include: Peter Iverson, Professor Emeritus ASU, Tim Begay, Independent Policy Consultant, Lloyd Lee, Assistant Professor Native American Studies at University of New Mexico, Michelle Hale, Lecturer American Indian Studies Arizona State University.
For information or questions send email to: email@example.com
The Future of Governance on Navajo Nation
Friday, October 5
8:00 am - 6:00 pm, local time
Navajo Nation Museum - Resource Room
Highway 264 and Post Office Loop Road
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
posted September 26, 2012 9:50 am edt