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WASHINGTON When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the Navajo Nation on September 28, he invited representatives of the Navajo Nation to meet with him in the nation's capital to discuss how to save the Little Colorado River Settlement.
Little Colorado River Settlement Protest in Tuba City
The controversial Little Colorado River Settlement was rejected by the Navajo Nation Council this summer after a groundswell of opposition from Navajo people.
In a memorandum from the Navajo Nation Washington Office, Clara Pratte, executive director wrote to Navajo President Ben Shelly and Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize wrote:
"The Secretary believes that if the Tribes can come to agreement on the portions of the settlement that have raised the most objections, he can convince Senator Kyl to make changes to the Settlement. If the settlement can be changed there may be a Window of opportunity for passage during the upcoming "Lame Duck" Congress after the November election."
The meeting is to take place in Washington on November 14.
posted October 17, 2012 12:50 pm edt