Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly’s staff assistant Michelle Henry just informed me that the meeting was wrapping up and that “they” would talk with me.
I’m still camped outside the closed door meeting between Navajo Nation government elected officials, political appointees, Navajo Transitional Energy Company Board members and BHP Billiton officials here at the Courtyard Marriott in Farmington, N.M.
The meeting reportedly started about 2 p.m.
Shelly’s senior staff assistant Deswood Tome just left the meeting.
I’m going to use my Samsung Tab to record interview with officials. I still need to get my Sony video camera fixed. Perhaps this is a good time to once again ask for donations for the work that I do, which is keeping an eye on the Navajo government. There are no other media here and if I wasn’t provided the information by a very credible source, the People would not know about this meeting regarding the most tribal government activities of the Navajo Nation government’s planned purchase of the BHP coal mine near Farmington.
I’m a freelance writer and photographer and rely on the support of the People, whom I have served as a trustworthy investigative journalist for more than 28 years here on the Navajo Reservation.
So please provide whatever support you can manage in these harsh economic times and I will remain vigilant – even if I get pushed out of meetings.
My deepest appreciation to all my readers.
May Peace Prevail on Mother Earth!