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Speaker Seth Damon Biography

photo of Speaker Seth Damon

Above: photo of Speaker Seth Damon

CLANS: Bit’ahnii Nishłí, Naaneesht’ ézhi Táchii’nii Bashishchiin, ’Áshįįhí dashícheii, Tsé Nahabiłnii dashínalí

COMMUNITIES REPRESENTED: Baahaali, Chilchiltah, Manuelito, Red Rock, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science: Political Science and American Indian Studies, Fort Lewis College

24th Navajo Nation Council: Speaker Seth Damon is currently serving his second term on the Council. During the 23rd Council, Speaker Damon served as the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the Eastern Navajo Land Commission.

During his first four years, Speaker Damon strongly advocated for Capital Outlay and Tribal Infrastructure Fund appropriations for New Mexico chapters.

On the 23rd Council Budget and Finance Committee, then-Chair Damon directed the development of the 100 million dollar Power line and Chapter Projects Expenditure Plan, the Permanent Trust Fund expenditure plan, and the Siihasin Fund expenditure plan. Under his guidance, the committee worked on increasing the rate of return for the Nation’s investments and sought collaborative relationships with Navajo chapters and small business owners to promote sustainable economic development.

He also championed the initiative to acquire aboriginal lands in Colorado. As a result, the Navajo Nation now extends into the Centennial State.

Speaker Damon’s goals for his term as speaker include promoting sustainable economic growth, expanding the Navajo Nation’s tax base, developing community infrastructure capacity, and working with the Council’s Standing Committees to advance their priorities.

The 24th Navajo Nation Legislative Council was created in 1972.

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