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They should voice their own opinions about subjects around the Navajo Nation. The subjects they would like to talk about would be examples like education, community participation, respecting Mother Earth, and speaking our Native language further and other subjects.

“Indian princess,” “Pocahontas,” and war woops were phrases (stereotypical) that were said in front of, as well as directly to, many of the Native students at the event. These comments were made by parents that had come to visit NAU for parents’ weekend.

As a candidate for Navajo Nation president in 2022, when I think about my platform, I keep coming back to the need for better, all-around communication.

White feminism has infiltrated the arid desert lands of Navajo. Like the monsters that the Hero Twins battled against, I believe that the “f-word” monster roams like Coyote among our people.

Diné Boholniih, meaning, “The people are the power and authority,” is a mantra popularized by Chairman Peter MacDonald.

There is a missing name in that article on page A8 (“Gold Star mothers, their fallen warriors honored,” Oct. 4), my friend and my United States Marine, Lance Cpl. Daniel Dee Denipah.

On Monday, Oct. 8, the annual “Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day” event will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallup Cultural Center, located at 201 East Highway 66.

On behalf of the Steamboat community veterans organization, we believe it is utmost important for us to expound on issues which need your immediate attention, especially when you have stated in your recent presentations that you support the veterans.

Since Nov. 6, 2017, Navajo Nation President Begaye vetoed the Veterans Trust Fund Act, which was overridden by the 23rd Navajo Nation Council by a unanimous vote of 22-0.

As a registered member of the Navajo Nation, self-proclaimed as the largest tribe (300,000-plus), recognized by the federal government. What government? A sovereign nation? Please.