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Navajo Nation President Buu Nygen met with Vice President Kamala Harris in Flagstaff, Arizona when she visited Northern Arizona University.

President Nygren said their conversation dealt with basic issues important to Navajos like running water and electricity, growth of business, and the COVID-19 response and recovery.

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“It was an honor to welcome the Vice President to Diné Bikéyah,” President Nygren said. “We are grateful for the listening ear. I hope this meeting leads to even better partnerships that uplift our communities.”

Seven Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Apache NAU students were also given the opportunity to meet with the vice president as well.

“Meeting with the Vice President of the United States was a chance for these Indigenous youth to directly share their experiences and priorities with a national leader,” President Nygren said. “It shows their voices and perspectives matter at the highest levels of government.”

Samuel Chischilly, a fire management major, spoke briefly with Vice President Harris when she told him of her own environmental work.

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