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Navajos seek tribal-dominated district in Arizona

The Navajo Nation is proposing that Arizona’s next map of congressional districts include a district with enough Native Americans to send one of their own to Congress.

A Navajo official on Thursday presented the state redistricting commission with two proposals for congressional maps.

Both have a district covering eastern Arizona and much of northern Arizona, taking in the Navajo, Hopi, Havasupai, Hualapai, White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Apache reservations.

Both go south, with one extending westward to include the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona and the other going through Pinal County to include the Gila River Indian Community.

Earlier, the Hopi tribal chairman told the commission it makes sense for his reservation to share a congressional district with the larger Navajo reservation that surrounds it.

One comment

  1. So they want their Land to be independent from the US but they want a Congressional District?

    Make up your minds people! You can’t have it both ways!

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