Speaking at the Navajo Nation People's Convention Wednesday, President Ben Shelly urged the Navajo Council Delegates to focus on changing Navajo laws.
He said the Nation has a lot of outdated codes and itâs time the legislators start focusing on the legislative matters of the Navajo Nation. Shelly said there's a need for laws that distinguish the roles of each branch of government.
The three-branch government, he said, is in place to keep the interests of the people in mind but the lines of responsibility are often clouded leading to the micromanaging of government programs.
Shelly also state that he supports a proposed referendum that would change language in a law that would make the Navajo people the governing body of the Navajo government, rather than the Navajo Council.
Just recently, Shelly proposed the Nation return to a chairman form of government.