Yazzie cites Diné principles, values in his campaign
By Alastair Lee Bitsoi
WINDOW ROCK, June 5, 2014
The four-month process, he says, began with community members gathering inside his hogan, a ceremonial Navajo home, to ask his mother, wife and close kinfolk for his service as the next tribal president.
The intimate gathering eventually led to a large one with extended family and the greater Shiprock community, where they officially endorsed Yazzie on April 12 as their presidential candidate.
“It was a joint decision between the community and my extended family,” said Yazzie, who is from Shiprock.
The third-term Shiprock Chapter president, who also previously served as a Council delegate from 1986 to 1994, is “humbled, encouraged and empowered” by the opportunity, particularly the blessings of his family and community.
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