Former Navajo Chairman Dies
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Former tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai died
yesterday after a lengthy illness, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.'s
Nakai was chairman of the Navajos from 1963 to 1970.
The tribe was headed by a chairman before the president's office was
A statement released by Shirley's office said Nakai is being remembered
"as an advocate for tribal sovereignty, individual rights and Native
American religious freedom.''
On Monday, Shirley ordered flags on the reservation to be flown at half
staff until Aug. 21.
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