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Jonathan Nez sworn in as Navajo Nation president


January 16, 2019

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Nez delivered a message of hope, resilience and change Tuesday in his inaugural address as president of the Navajo Nation, drawing from the tribe's history as a way to move forward.

He and Vice President Myron Lizer took the oath of office before a large crowd at an indoor sports arena in Fort Defiance, near the tribal capital, that dwindled as the ceremony ran longer than scheduled.

The two easily won November's general election to lead the tribe on the country's largest Native American reservation for the next four years. They will have to confront a...

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