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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.

Our Fundamental Laws serve as a useful standard by which to judge the cultural and environmental ramifications of climate change.

I probably won’t be voting this year in the tribal election. It’s the same old thing and the same old rhetoric. I have no confidence in the current administration and I have no confidence in the current candidates, too.

I hope that everyone, who are registered to vote, vote for the next president of the Navajo Nation, who will move us forward. Is it time to clean house?

There are over 300,000 members of the Navajo Nation and a percentage of that population has experienced being elected to a number of political positions.

The one issue that has not been brought up by any of the Navajo Nation presidential candidates in the 2018 elections is the homelessness of Navajos in border towns and on the Navajo Nation.