Ask not what your Navajo Nation can do for you
Letter to the Editor
With the death this week of Nelson Mandela, we thought of people like him and John F. Kennedy who really cared about their countries. Kennedy’s quote “Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country” is an all-time favorite.
Council Speaker Johnny Naize is facing multiple counts of bribery, and one of conspiracy, relating to the Council’s infamous “slush fund.” There are also “the usual council delegate suspects” and various others mixed up in this mess according to a recent news release.
We have two cultures here; the Navajo culture and the corruption culture. The second reaches beyond the Council, to places like the Office of the President. We already know about the deal former delegate Ben Shelly (now President) struck with prosecutors and the court on the same type of slush fund activity.