I’m still here in the Council chamber south conference room waiting for Naabi to come out of an executive session for Reports on Water Rights and Navajo Transistional Energy Company. I downloaded my recording of Naabi discussing whether to go into executive session and then voting on it. I’m going to try and attach the recording to this post.
Several months ago, Delegate Dwight Witherspoon asked for a report on the Navajo Nation’s Water Rights claims over the Upper Colorado River in Arizona, which is why the report is on the today’s Naabi agenda.
The report from NTEC resulted from the Resources & Development Committee asking for a report from NTEC on why they needed $4.1 million and why NTEC would need a $32 million loan. The proposed legislation for the $4.1 million for NTEC and for NTEC to apply for a $32 million loan was added to today’s Naabi’s agenda.
Speaker Naize came out of meeting about 1:30 p.m. and told everyone in Council chamber south conference room that executive session would probably continue until about 2:30 pm because Naabi had finished Water Rights report.
As I’m sitting here, Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie and three of his attorneys enter the room. One of the attorneys is Bidtah Becker. I don’t know who the other two non-Navajo female attorneys are. One of the two non-Navajo female attorneys appear to know Council Delegate Elmer Begay very well because as soon as she saw him, she ran up to him and gave him a hug.
VOICE RECORDING OF NAABI DISCUSSING WATER RIGHTS REPORT AND $4.2 MILLION FOR NTEC.
MY RECORDING STARTS WITH Navajo Nation Department of Justice Water Rights Attorney Stanley Pollack talking and then:
Delegate Leonard Tsosie