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16 19 33 C::CE OF RAV4.0 WE VENUE
Los ins the Prosposed Land Excliance Herween the avajo ani
Leasc Lands to the loul Triuc
1. The Many Farins Chapier is the official local governt.cn or
Many farins coinmunity and is certified pursuant to Section 6001. Title 2 or The ivava jo Tribal Code: and Many Farms Chapier has ths authority and duties
promote the interest os conuiunily members; and
2. The mining operation by Peabody Coal Company
has contributed much to the social and economic well-being to all the Havajo corninunilies especially those located in central and wesiccn par!
of the Navajo reservation by providing the much needed jobs for hundreds of Navajo mine workers and additionally by sustaining important econoniic base enabling inany sucessful privaic sector business activities which also have gencralcd many more jobs foc our people; and
:. A nube: 01 residents Irom this Community are presen:17 Cirployecd by Peabody and it is their only souris or incone provide food. ruel, shelter, medicine, and other daily needs for their families. The loss or jobs would create severe hardship On the. and their children. It is the durics and responsibilities o! tribal
leaders to protect the land, resources, and livelihood or the Navajo people.
4. Eası Peabody Coal Lease is heavily populaicd and the land
1. exchange Tribe's Tribe:
land The hany farms Chapier hereby opposes the proposed
Nava jo which would result in transferring all or part of
Popi surface inceresi or Peabody Coal Loose lands to the
The lany Farins Chapicr further requesis Chairman Peterson
ja va jo Tribe's willingness to transfer ils Peabody coul Icasc
The Wany Farins Chapter hereby certifics that the Tore young
which a quoruin was preseni and that sanc vas
34 passed boy a voic or
in favor and
is 3 davor February
1985. 2x: aloh Bia
Seconced BV Kee Socery::e
The following are concerns of the Navajo Tribai. Councii regarding the Navajo-Hopi Land Exchange Act of 1986 (H.R. 4281):
1. Land acreage in the Cow Springs/Red Lake, Tolani Lake, and other Chapters, as proposed in the original chapter proposals, should be included in the land exchange proposed by H.R. 4281;
2. The allotments of 160 acres to be authorized under Section 10 (d)(2) should be increased to 640 acres;
3. The proposed land exchange should be the basis of value-for-value exchange, rather than an approximate acre-for-acre exchange; and
4. The Navajo Rehabilitation Fund proposed by Section S (a), should exis: during the life of the Paragon Parc developmeni of coal or other mineral resources referred to in Section S(a) of the proposed Act.
Class "C" Resolution No BIA Action Required.
RESOLUTION OF THE
Affirming the Support of the Navajo Tribal
Council for President Reagan's Initiative to
1. The Navajo Tribal Council is the governing body of the Navajo Nation; and
2. The Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act, Public Law 93-531 as amended has imposed severe hardships on the Navajo people and the relocation effort has failed to meet the requirements of the law to minimize the adverse impacts of relocation; and
3. On February 8, 1985, the President of the United States, Mr. Ronald Reagan, established an initiative to assist in seeking resolution to the long standing Navajo-Hopi land dispute and designated former Interior Secretary William P. Clark as his personal emissary to meet with the Navajo and Hopi Tribes in an effort to resolve the controversy; and
4. The Chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council and the Navajo-Hopi Land Commissioners have in good faith cooperated with Judge Clark and his able representative Mr. Richard Morris and have done all things necessary and appropriate to carry out the intent of the Presidential Initiative; and
5. Honorable Judge William P. Clark, the Presidential Emissary has invited the Chairman of the Navajo Tribe, Peterson Zah and the Hopi Tribal Chairman, Ivan P. Sidney to the White House, to discuss concepts in an effort to reach agreement which will negate the necessity for involuntary relocation of Navajo families on the Hopi Partitioned Land; and
6. The Navajo Nation has prepared a concept paper attached hereto as Exhibit "A" for discussion during the meeting at the White House.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. The Navajo Tribal Council does hereby support the initiative of the President of the United States, Mr. Ronald Reagan and his Presidential Emissary, William P. Clark in their efforts to meet with representatives of the Navajo and Hopi Tribes in an effort to reach a settlement to the long standing Navajo-Hopi relocation controversy.
CONCEPTS FOR AGREESE.VT: NAVAJO-HOPI RELOCATION CONTP.OVERSY
I. MINIMIZE THE NUMBER OF NAVAJO FAMILIES THAT MUST BE
PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PROVIDE ALL BENEFITS TO ALL FAMILIES
III. RESTORE THE SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF THE FAMILIES WHO LIVE ON THE
LANDS (JUA, 1934 ACT, ACQUIRED LANDS).
IV. FAIP.LY RESOLVE ANY AND ALL CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LIABILITY
AMONG ALL PARTIES WITHOLT FURTHER LITIGATION (NAVAJO, HOPI,