DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE
If give equal amount to each Navajo, it would be about $2,000 for each.
And I appreciate tribal employees for going across reservation to retrieve more than million document. They may not have known at the time that they were digging with documents that would yield $554 million but it did.
They turned down $40 million in 1996, beginning with Navajo Tax Director Marty Ashley.
The attorneys asked us at each step of the way what do you think and we voted on each step. And Task Force Chairperson Lorenzo Curley guided us.
There were numerous meetings, phone conferences but we went through all of those.
Presenter talked about Osage Tribe and their alleged mismanaged oil royalties and we talked about that in our discussions and about how that cud be used generate more funds.
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13 in favor, 3 opposed