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The 24th Navajo Nation Council - Office of the Speaker

The general public is invited to the Navajo Nation Council Chamber on Dec. 9th, 2019 from 3:30-6:00 PM to witness the first-ever Legislative Branch tree lighting ceremony.

Pictured: Inaugural Navajo Nation Council Chamber Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony flyer.
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The event will include the lighting of decorations for the tree and luminarias for the Navajo Nation Council Chamber. Hot cocoa and apple cider will also be available. 

The Navajo Forestry and Heritage & Historic Preservation Departments assisted the Office of the Speaker in the cultural and environmental assessments and offerings to use the tree. The Legislative Branch staff will decorate the tree over the next few days with assistance from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. 

Join the Navajo Nation Council, the Office of the Speaker, and the Legislative Branch as we light the tree and the Council Chamber luminarias! 

Choir groups interested in performing a limited number of holiday songs are encouraged to reach Byron Shorty at (928) 287-2085 or 

Happy Holidays from the 24th Navajo Nation Council!