Naabit debating whether to have referendum for Healthy Dine’ Nation Act.
DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY
Taxes and Money from natural resources are property of Navajo people.
They’re nothing in the law that says how we shud not abuse those monies. People shud have a say in the annual budget, how we spend money from coal, natural resources. $120 million.
I agree with this referendum. It’s time we allow the people voice in how we spend their money.
DELEGATE ALTON SHEPHERD
What did we do with referendums that came to Council? We put it on the shelf. Is that the purpose of this referendum? And it needs the approval of the Navajo Tax Commission. There are chapter resolutions attached to this legislation.
And we didn’t have referendum for other taxes.