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Navajo Nation leaders sign off on priorities for tribe

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Leaders of the Navajo Nation have signed an agreement detailing a commitment to enhance the quality of life for Navajo people.

The Daily-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1KivkDm) that Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Speaker LoRenzo Bates and acting Chief Justice Eleanor Shirley signed the agreement on Monday in Window Rock, Arizona.

The three-page document prioritizes nine areas for leaders to address during their terms in office. Among the focus areas are water rights, housing, education, and natural resources.

The final agreement came about following a series of meetings between tribal leadership and council delegates.

At Monday’s signing, Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez delivered the State of the Nation address, which focused on the appointments of the attorney general, division directors, office directors and commission directors.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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