SHIPROCK CHAPTER PRESIDENT DUANE “CHILI” YAZZIE: In this purchase of BHP Navajo Coal Mine, there is also a plan to use the Navajo Nation Permanent Trust Fund to buy BHP mine. And so remember, the Navajo people, us, have to approve that first.
FEMALE COMMUNITY MEMBER: We should wait for correct language before voting.
But community members say no!
VOTE: 54 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED, 1 ABSTAINING
CHILI: This resolution was drafted before Navajo Transitional Energy Company and that’s why the language is being corrected.
CHILI is responding to questions and concerns from community member Mick, who wants Shiprock Chapter to oppose Navajo Nation purchase of BHP coal mine especially since Department of the Interior still has not approved the mine purchase.