NAVAJO COUNCIL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE DEBATING RDC’S ACTIONS IN DECEMBER 2013 THAT CREATED CONTROVERSIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF TWO MEMBERS, RDC MEMBERS DELEGATES LEONARD TSOSIE AND LEONARD PETE, TO DRAFT AGREEMENT BETWEEN NAVAJO NATION AND HRI FOR HRI TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE IN-SITU URANIUM MINING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT NEAR CHURCH ROCK, NM.
DELEGATE LEONARD PETE
My biggest concern is how do we survive. our children and grandchildren, how are they going to survive down the roads when all we say is no. Don’t be running over there campaigning because they’ll say no. my concern is when the dust settles how do we survive, me and my grandchildren. I don’t care about Navajo Justice Department attorney Taylor’s grandchildren.
we have students here and they are hoping for bright future and American dream.
all i hear about children leaving reservation cuz there is nothing on reservation – dust and wind, feral horses, ticks.
even if do cleanup, it is incomplete.
we are trying to generate some revenues for communities, people but which way do we turn when all we hear is no.
the domestic violence and violence seeing now is becuase of lack of jobs and economic development. how far down deep into the gutter do we have to go before we have to yes. When?
we are looking to Obama for big bottle to feed us. what happens when they decide to stop feeding us.
I think about 75 percent of funds to operation navajo nation comes from outside. when stops, are we digging our own grave when we say no.