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Navajo Nation leader apologizes for off-reservation incident


October 28, 2022

Seth Damon, Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, welcomes tribal lawmakers to Window Rock, Arizona, for the start of the 2022 Summer Session in July. Photo: Navajo Nation Council

A leader of the Navajo Nation is apologizing for an incident that took place off the reservation - though he isn't detailing exactly what he's sorry for.

Seth Damon, the highest-ranking official on the Navajo Nation Council, said an "unauthorized photo" was taken of him while he was attending the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week. But he didn't disclose the contents of the image in a statement on Thursday evening.

"Our leaders should be held accountable and I accept responsibility for this incident," Damon, who serves as Speaker of the tribe's legislative body. "I made a mistake as an elected leader and it will not happen again,"


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