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Fannie L. Atcitty Haskell Indian Nations University Board member removed from Dine College Board of Regents.

Fannie L. Atcitty Haskell Indian Nations University Board member has been removed from the Dine ( Navajo ) College Board of Regents.

Could it be that Fannie L. Acitty was removed from her own tribal ( Navajo Nation ) college board for conduct ( which ranged from alleged conflicts of interests, favoritism, improper board actions and personnel disputes) similar to that of many Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents members? Starting with their leader George Tiger? Maybe it's time for Haskell to also start cleaning house? New President, New Start.

Below is the PUBLIC press release sent out by The Navajo Nation Council:

The Navajo Nation Council — Office of the Speaker Contact: Joshua Lavar Butler, Communications Director Phone: (928) 871-6384 Cell: (928) 255-2946 Fax: (928) 871-7255 joshualavarbutler@navajo.org joshualavarbutler@yahoo.com www.navajonationcouncil.org April 27, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Government Services Committee removes three members of Diné College Board of Regents:

Members were Fannie L. Atcitty, Loretta Draper, Clinton Jim

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Government Services Committee of the 21st Navajo Nation Council removed three Diné College Board of Regent members, April 26 during a regular committee meeting after nearly two years of unrest at the college. The board members were Fannie L. Atcitty, Loretta Draper and Clinton Jim.

In April, the committee received complaints from Diné College students and on April 13, the Office of Legislative Counsel was directed by the committee to draft a resolution, Resolution GSCAP-15-10, for the removal of the three members.

In December 2008, a joint report by the Government Services Committee and the Education Committee of the Navajo Nation Council was drafted to address the disagreements, which ranged from alleged conflicts of interests, favoritism, improper board actions and personnel disputes. The Board of Regents did not comply with the 24-page document, displaying a lack of cooperation by the board.

Further findings suggested the removal of the appointed board members was best for the college.

The committee resolution requests the President of the Navajo Nation to recommend five new appointees to fill the vacancies, which include the three positions recently vacated, in addition to two other extended vacancies the President has not filled. The three recent vacancies are for representatives from the Northern Agency, the Central (Chinle) Agency and the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation. The other vacancies are for Fort Defiance and the Western Navajo Agency.

Three of the eight-member board remain, they include: Andrew Tah, Superintendent of the Navajo Department of Diné Education; Andy Ayze, chairman of the Education Committee and Georgeett Cook, Student Body President of Diné College. According to 10 N.N.C. § 2003, the Board of Regents shall consist of eight members, including the Chairperson of the Education Committee or the committee’s designee, the Navajo Nation Superintendent of Schools and the president of the Diné College Student Body who shall be full official members. Five shall be enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and subject to confirmation and removal by the Government Services Committee of the Navajo Nation Council.

Link: www.navajo.org/News Releases/Joshua Lavar Butler/Apr10/100427_PR_Removal_of_Dine_College_Board_of_Regents_Members[1].pdf

haskellnews commentary 06/08/2011

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Funding is once again being cut at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

On Native America Calling:

"Current Events - Funding is once again being cut at Haskell, this time to the peril of several sports teams. But one group is banding together to raise the funds to keep athletics going at Haskell''.

What can we say? Congratulations to Venida Chenault?

Link: www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/haskellnews/2011/feb/28/breaking-newshaskell-indian-nations-univ

Link: http://64.38.12.138/

Or go to 04/05/2011 Indianz.com

haskellnews commentary 04/05/2011

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Haskell Indian Nations University Board President George Tiger’s Leadership is Highlighted Again.

Haskell Indian Nations University Board President George Tiger’s leadership is highlighted again.

Link: thevoicesofcourage.com/2011/03/18/recall-roger-b--george-t-petitions-filed.aspx

haskellnews commentary 04/03/2011

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Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks, without a president after more than a year.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks, without a president after more than a year.

Dr. Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, resigned in November 2010. But she hadn't worked at the university since September 2009.

The BIE now has 10 candidates for the job but Director Keith Moore has yet to make a decision. In the meantime, Clyde Peacock will serve as interim president.

Get the Story: New interim president in charge at Haskell Indian Nations University (The Lawrence Journal World 3/28) www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/mar/28/new-interim-president-charge-haskell-indian-nation

haskellnews commentary 4/1/2011

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The other good news today is did our social worker (Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn) finally found a hole to crawl into?

Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas, prepares for convocation next week and welcomes internationally and nationally recognized Lakota elder Lionnel Bordeaux as the keynote speaker. Dr. Bordeaux’s vision for tribal higher education is one of a premier national university.

It will be interesting to watch the faces of the current administration/union/regent posse determined to live in the 1950s? Like his stage mate, George Tiger? Locally and regionally recognized George Tiger, known for his many questionable enterprises through the Creek Nation, including one tribal indictment for criminal charges(www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/ummmm/2009/aug/28/enough-already-with-the-haskell-bor-george-tiger)and (www.thevoicesofcourage.com) won’t understand anything Dr. Bordeaux says, will he? Will union representatives dismiss it outright? Will current administrators, Venida Chenault (VCEM in particular) hug George Tiger and subsequently misrepresent anything Dr. Bordeaux says?

Dr. Bordeaux is an active member of American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)—all of which have resolutions to remove Haskell Indian Nations University, from The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and turn it over to tribes (which is likely the only way it could resurrect itself from the Echohawk-Skenandore-Moore-Birdwell fiasco these past months).

Hopefully American Indian studies ( A.I.S) will require their students to attend because Dr. Bordeaux actually knows what self-determination means having lived it instead of waiting until he was an adult to decide he was Indian (pretty much the common dominator for Haskell’s Indian studies PROFESSORS)? At least if US Senators would ever listen to tribes, there would be the chance to create the premier Indian University by removing all of the current mistakes and turning the control of Haskell and all of its affairs to a group who actually knows about higher education and cares about students.

The other good news today is did our social worker (Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn) finally found a hole to crawl into?

Maybe, Keith Moore has figured out Skenandore left him a mess? We’re pretty sure he figured out that it takes more than promises or good intentions to get BIE to move? We are actually hopeful that this negotiated move means Moore doesn’t want Haskell to lose its accreditation? The real higher education legacy of Echohawk-Skenandore-Birdwell-Bighorn.

For our regular readers, any time we make a mistake we will apologize and provide the correct information. So far, as LJW knows full well, we can provide backup for all our facts. Our opinions are our own.

haskellnews commentary 1/21/2011

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Is enrollment down at Haskell Indian Nations University?

Is enrollment down this semester at Haskell Indian Nations University?

Instead of its normal 900 student enrollment, could it be hovering around 590 students this semester? Maybe, some of the tribes, students and parents heard that they were only graduating nine percent of their students and sent them elsewhere?

Maybe they heard about the guess who is president at Haskell this week? So the students went elsewhere?

Maybe they heard about George Tiger and all of the problems he is having with his own tribe (www.thevoicesofcourage) and decided he should definitely not be President of The Haskell Board of Regents? So, the students went elsewhere?

Maybe they heard about Princess Crazyhair (A.K.A Julia Goodfox) helping to organize and encourage Haskell students to take trips Palestine? So, the students went elsewhere?

Maybe, they heard about the kid being put into a coma, and the recent rapes, and arrests on campus? (Has Haskell ever passed the National Incident Management System ( NIMS) requirements)? So, the students went elsewhere?

Maybe, the good students are tired of the bad students always being readmitted, by JA? So, the students went elsewhere?

Maybe, the students are afraid the some powers to be will make Venita Chenault the next president of Haskell? So, the students went elsewhere?

Maybe, they are just good and tired of everything that is going on at Haskell, including no leadership. So, the students just went elsewhere?

haskellnews commentary Jan 18 ,2011

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