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Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

President Begaye: In Honoring Houston J. Largo, We Honor All Officers

President Begaye: In Honoring Houston J. Largo, We Honor All Officers

By Admin on Apr 2017

PHOENIX-On April 6, President Russell Begaye stood beside Arizona Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (Dist. 7), as she read a senate proclamation honoring the life of fallen Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo. “It was an honor to stand on the Senate floor with Senator Peshlakai as she read the proclamation and as it was received by members of the Arizona Senate,” President Begaye said. “Officer Largo gave his life in the call of duty. For his courageous service to the Nation, we are grateful.” Officer Largo was shot and killed in the line of duty as he was responding to a[...]

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Katherine Smith Set an Example for the Protection of Natural Resources

Katherine Smith Set an Example for the Protection of Natural Resources

By Admin on Apr 2017

PHOENIX-Renowned Big Mountain land defender and political activist, Katherine Smith was honored with a proclamation of Senate Recognition at the Arizona State Senate on Thursday, Apr. 6. President Russell Begaye attended the reading of the proclamation stating, “As Navajo people, we need to use Katherine Smith as an example to continue to protect our land, water, air and all of our natural resources.  These resources belong to the Navajo Nation and the Navajo people.” Smith passed away on Mar. 29. It was reported that she was 98 years old, yet her family said she was older. In 1974, Congress passed[...]

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