NHL Commissioner Lorenzo Curley broke the quorum.
Phelps said that the Commission would continue working the concerns of the Navajo families and that the loss of quorum would actually allow the attorneys of both tribes to meet. “we will give feedback to the families as we meet these objectives.”
He added that the impoundment of livestock by the Hopi police and federal rangers would continue to be on the NHLC’s meeting agendas. And that the NHLC could even call a special meeting on the livestock impoundments.
The NHLC meets every second week of the month, on thursday.
During the NHLC’s executive session, the Navajo families living on Hopi Partition Lands met with President Shelly. It is 4:15 p.m. and the families are still meeting with Shelly.