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Navajo Leaders Welcome First Lady Jill Biden to the Navajo Nation


April 23, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden addresses Navajo Nation from Window Rock, the tribal nation's capital. Courtesy photo

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation leaders welcomed the First Lady Jill Biden to the capital of the Navajo Nation on Thursday. A welcome ceremony was held at Navajo Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. On hand to welcome. Biden to the country's largest Indian reservation were Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, Second Lady Dottie Lizer, along with members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council and Navajo Nation Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne.

First Lady Biden addressed the Navajo people and leaders, which was aired live on the Nez-Lizer Facebook page and local radio stations. In her public address, First Lady Biden stated that the Biden-Harris Administration will always stand beside and work with American Indian tribes, including the Navajo Nation.

"Honoring the treaty trust obligations and responsibilities between tribes and the federal government will be recognized. With beauty, harmony, and Hozhó in front of us, behind us, above us, below us, and around us, we can build and strengthen Mother Earth and our Nation. We stand with the Navajo Nation today, tomorrow, and always," First Lady Biden said.


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