Press Release



The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation is seeking applicants for nomination of membership on the Commission on Navajo Government Development. Pursuant to 2 N.N.C. § 972 (A)(2), one member of the Commission “shall be nominated by the Judicial Branch through the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation to serve a term of two years from the date of confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council; the nominee shall be a licensed attorney and a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.”
The Commission consists of 12 members and meets monthly, pursuant to 2 N.N.C. §§ 972 and 974, respectively. Its legislated powers, in part, are to develop a series of recommendations and proposals for alternative forms of chapter government and chapter empowerment; provide short and long range comprehensive planning, evaluation and development appropriate to further enhance a Navajo Government that will perpetually accommodate the Navajo People; and review, evaluate and recommend laws, rules and regulations in order to develop a comprehensive system of government for the Navajo People.

All interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, P.O. Box 1779, Window Rock, AZ, 86515, by December 9, 2022. Nominations to the Commission are subject to confirmation by the Navajo Nation Council. If you should have any questions, please contact the Office of the Chief Justice at (928) 871-7669 or