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Hopi chairman says same district with Navajos OK

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe says it makes sense to place its reservation in the same congressional and legislative districts as the larger Navajo Reservation that surrounds it.

Hopi Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa (Seen-GOY’-tee-wah) voiced that position during a Thursday meeting of the state redistricting commission in Phoenix.

It represents a departure Hopi tribal leaders in the past argued that their smaller tribe needed separate congressional representation to ensure that its voice was heard on matters in dispute.

Shingoitewa told the commission that a congressional district with the Navajo and Hopi reservations in northeastern Arizona also should include the White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Apace reservations in eastern Arizona.

Shingoitewa later told reporters that putting the four reservations in one congressional district would give them added clout collectively.

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