Kirk says she was ‘blameless’ in Yavapai debacle


While remaining mum on an offer the Navajo Nation may or may not have made for Remington Arms LLC, Navajo Nation Controller Pearline Kirk issued a statement this week disputing a recent Navajo Times article (“Kirk, Ryce have history of giving bad investment advice,” July 26, 2018).

The July 26 article was about a previous action she was involved in as assistant general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai tribe.

In a statement published in its entirety in this issue (Page A-7), Kirk said she and California attorney Drew Ryce were dropped from a lawsuit the Fort McDowell Yavapai filed in 2010 after losing tens of millions of dollars when a series of investments Kirk and Ryce allegedly helped broker went belly-up.

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Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at