Editorial: Navajo Nation wasted money on NIEA

"What we have here is a lack of communication.

Or accountability.

Or ethics.

Or all of the above.

But what we do not have here any longer are the thousands and thousands of dollars spent to fly, wine and dine as many as 400 Navajo representatives who decided to attend the National Indian Education Association Conference in Hawaii instead of using the money on desperately needed students, schools and supplies.

The Navajo leadership, both in the government ranks and in the education administration ranks such as school boards and special committees, should feel shame for this outrageous waste of dollars intended to help the Navajo schoolchildren where help is needed most."

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Relevant Links:
National Indian Education Association - http://www.niea.org

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