His Clans are Tachii’nii, Kinlichii’nii, Todich’ii’nii and Ashiihi.
Judge Clyde was previously a District Prosecutor for the Navajo Nation. A job he held for 18 years. A police officer and criminal investigator with the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety were the foundation and roots of his legal background.
Judge Clyde is married to Marce and has three children, two daughters, Melissa, and Ashleigh, and a son, Ashton. He also has an older son, Josiah.
In addition to his love of the legal field, Judge Clyde is also interested in gaining more knowledge in our traditional laws and teachings. He is working on an ambitious plan, to apprentice with a traditional practitioner. His apprenticeship with his nali (paternal grandfather) and his maternal aunt includes learning some of our Dine’ stories, songs and prayers related to the Beauty Way and Protection Way. With this newly acquired knowledge, application to his everyday life and work is a learning process, both welcome and comforting. He also used this knowledge at various presentations to students and adults. Judge Clyde also, teaches Dine Traditional Life Skills to people who are on Probation/Parole as a condition to complete a behavioral health class in Chinle and Dilkon District Courts.
He also teaches new attorneys who become members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association in Traditional Cultural Course and the Navajo Common Law.