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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Local Governance Seminar

Local Governance Seminar

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Local Governance Seminar

Come to learn about Navajo Local Governance History & discuss the Navajo Government Reform Project. Intended for Elected Chapter Officials & Chapter Administrators

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Local Governance Seminar

Come to learn about Navajo Local Governance History & discuss the Navajo Government Reform Project. Intended for Elected Chapter Officials & Chapter Administrators.

Oct. 25, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MST/Arizona)
Location:
Twin Arrows Navajo Resort
22181 Resort Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004


Agenda:


8-8:15 AM:

Introduction of Office of Navajo Government Development & Keynote Speaker

8:15 AM-12 PM:

Presentation on History & Future of Local Governance by Assistant Attorney General Rodgerick T. Begay

12-1PM:

Lunch on your own

1-2:15 PM:

Questions & Answers with Rodgerick Begay

2:15-2:30 PM:

Break

2:30-5 PM:

Navajo Government Reform Project by Executive Director of Office of Navajo Government Development Harrison Tsosie

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Rodgerick T. Begay is Todik’ozhi, born for the Biih Bitoodni, maternal grandfathers are Kiyaa’aanii, paternal grandfathers are Tsi’naajinii. His wife and 4 kids are Hashk’aan Hadzohi. Rod received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He’s been a member of the Arizona State Bar and the Navajo Nation Bar. Rod began his legal career at the Navajo Nation Department of Justice (NNDOJ) in 2005. Thereafter, he was a staff attorney at the Chinle District Court (2007-2012) and the Window Rock District Court (2012-2013). He returned to NNDOJ in 2013 and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Economic-Community Development Unit (2013-2016) and the Water Rights Unit (2018-2019). From 2016 to 2018, he was appointed as the Deputy Attorney General of the Navajo Nation. He currently serves as the Assistant Attorney General for the NNDOJ Chapter Unit.

Rodgerick T. Begay

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Harrison Tsosie is Diyin Nohookáá Diné’é. His clan is Kinyaa’aanii, father is Kin Łichíi’nii; Cheii is Tábąąhí, Nalii is Tó Dích’íi’nii. Mr. Tsosie is from Tse Aweé’é (Baby Rocks, Az.) Mr. Tsosie is married to Gerilyn Tsosie who is Hashk’ąąn Hadzohí. Mr. Tsosie has three children, two boys, David and Justin and a girl, Geena. Mr. Tsosie is the Executive Director of the Office of Navajo Government Development. Mr. Tsosie graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Native American Studies. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah, College of Law. Mr. Tsosie has worked in many lawyer capacities including serving as General Counsel for Navajo Transitional Energy Company; the Attorney General for the Navajo Nation with the Ben Shelly administration, the Deputy Attorney General with the Joe Shirley, Jr. administration, Staff Attorney with Dine’ Power Authority and Staff Attorney for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry. Right out of law school, Mr. Tsosie created a private practice in Salt Lake City.

Harrison Tsosie

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