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Former Gov. Richardson Teams Native Groups to Giveaway Shoes on Navajo Nation


Governor Bill Richardson gifts Nike athletic shoes to local Navajo kids at Dream Diné Charter School in Shiprock, N.M. (Photo/Courtesy)

SHIPROCK, N.M. - Some 300 pairs of Nike shoes are being delivered to needy children on the Navajo Nation courtesy a unique partnership between the Governor Richardson-Peterson Zah Covid-19 Navajo Families Relief , the NB3 Foundation, the Nike N7 Fund and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson visited the Navajo Nation on Thursday to help with the delivery of the shoes that will go to six communities. As a longtime supporter and friend of the Navajo people, Gov. Richardson established the fund in April of 2020 to aid in getting essential supplies and equipment to the Navajo Nation to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Today, not only did I get to reconnect in-person with my longtime friends on the Nation," Gov. Richardson said, "but I got the honor of delivering special gifts to the young Nation residents who are the future of their people and who have shown incredible strength and resilience during this challenging year."


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