Injunction stops filing process for Navajo Nation Council
The Navajo Election Administration has stopped accepting candidate applications for the Navajo Nation Council in response to a tribal court injunction.

Director Edison Wauneka was processing applications for 88 seats on the council. But Judge Carol Perry said that went against the will of tribal members, who voted last year to reduce the size of the council to 24 seats.

The tribe has yet to implement the downsized council, which will be the subject of a Navajo Nation Supreme Court hearing next Tuesday, April 20.

It's not known when the court will issue a decision. Wauneka said few candidates have filed for council seats amid the confusion.

Get the Story:
Navajo judge halts applications for Tribal Council (AP 4/15)

Related Stories:
Few candidates for Navajo president, council positions (4/14)
Navajo president drafts plan to downsize tribal council (1/12)
Navajo voters back government reform initiatives (12/16)
Judge reinstates Shirley as Navajo Nation leader (12/15)
Editorial: Vote on Navajo Nation reform initiatives (12/14)
Navajo Nation set to vote on government initiatives (12/7)
Navajo president calls investigation 'personal' (10/29)
Navajo president not worried about investigation (10/28)
Navajo Nation Council places president on leave (10/27)
Navajo council fails in vote to remove top officials (10/21)