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Kayenta's Mobile Court scheduled for Navajo Mountain

The Kayenta Judicial District is will be offering its mobile court services for easy access for users to Navajo court related information and processes on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Naatsis'n Chapter House in Navajo Mountain, Utah. Mobile court services will include new Navajo Nation court case filings, pending family and district court case inquiries, fine/fee payments, probation services, peacemaking services and free pro se legal clinic. For more infromation, please call (928) 697-5541.

Upcoming Justice Days commemorate the creation of the Navajo court system

The public is invited as the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch observes Justice Day at its judicial districts throughout the months of April and May to commemorate the creation of the Navajo Nation's own court system on April 1, 1959. Not only is this year the 59th anniversary of the Navajo Nation's court system but it is also the 150th year since the signing of the Treaty of 1868, which returned the Navajo people to their sacred homeland and recognized a nation-to-nation sovereign relationship between the United States and the Navajo Nation. Many of the Justice Day activities will commemorate both anniversaries. See press release. The schedule for Justice Days is as follows:

Peacemaking highlighted in radio interview with San Juan School District (Utah)

March 13, 2018: Trevor Olsen, the San Juan (Utah) School District Comprehensive Services Director, speaks to KSJD, San Juan public radio, on the implementation of a grant to support Native students in the district. Peacemaking is used to address students' behavior problems with restorative methods instead of punitive measures. Stanley Nez, Traditional Program Specialist with the Peacemaking Program, has been working with the school district. Hear the interview at this link.

Proclamation recognizes March as Missing Persons Awareness Month

On March 12, 2018, the branch chiefs of the Navajo Nation government signed a Proclamation recognizing March 2018 as Navajo Nation Missing Persons Awareness Month. Click here to read the Proclamation.

Public service announcement

Dilkon Judicial District will be closed Thursday, March 1 , 2018, for staff training.

Window Rock Judicial District Court will be closed Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for in-service training.

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of President's Day. The branch will resume regular operating hours Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

2018 proclaimed The Year of Naaltsoos Sn

The Navajo Nation Branch leaders signed a proclamation recognizing 2018 as, "The Year of Naaltsoos Sn," (The Treaty of 1868). Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez and Speaker LoRenzo Bates signed the proclamation at the Navajo Nation Museum January 9, 2018. The proclamation was initiated due to this year being the 150th year since the treaty was signed by Navajo leaders and Indian Peace Commissioners on behalf of the United States on June 1, 1868, at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The signing of the treaty resulted in the Navajo people returning home to the lands between the Sacred Mountains and created a nation-to-nation relationship with the United States government. See press release and Proclamation.

Judicial Branch and NTU recognized with honorable mention for Best Practice

The Office of the Chief Justice and Navajo Technical University won an Honorable Mention for Best Practices during the Navajo Nation Public Safety Summit for implementing the Navajo Court Transcription Program. The awards for Best Practices were announced during the Navajo Nation Public Safety Summit, where participants gathered to discuss public safety issues and make goals and objectives for the coming year. See press release.

Click here for the list of 2018 Judicial Branch Holidays.

Click here for press release archive.  

See calendar of select Judicial Branch activities.

Supreme Court Opinions       

December 26, 2017  Terlyn Sherlock v. Navajo Election Administration, No. SC-CV-64-17. Opinion.

July 31, 2017  Northern Edge Casino and the Navajo Nation v. Window Rock District Court and Concerning Irene Johnson, No. SC-CV-67-16. Opinion.

For all opinions (2013 - present) for which no motions are pending, click here.

Din Justice Newsletters

An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Din Justice - (November 2017).  In this issue: Judge assignments, quarterly reports from judicial districts and programs.

Din Justice - (February 2018).  In this issue: Learning to transcribe the Dine langauge, Retirements, Welcome new judges and employees, Employee recognition..


Navajo Reporter

The Navajo Reporter, Volumes 1-9 are available for purchase. Click here for more information.


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