‘Youngest Navajo Nation president in history’ to be sworn-in today
The Navajo Nation president, vice president and the 24th tribal council will take the oath to office today.
President-elect Jonathan Nez and his running mate Myron Lizer beat Joe Shirley Jr. and Buu Nygren in the general election last year.
Once Nez is sworn into office, he will become “the youngest Navajo Nation President in history,” according to a Nez-Lizer press release.
The entire ceremony is set to be more than three hours.
One difference to this ceremony than the past ceremonies is the inauguration of the first and second ladies. It is “a first for an inauguration and demonstrates the administration’s focus on families,” reported the Farmington Daily Times.
For the past few months, the duo has been interviewing for their cabinet. Lizer also left his job as the owner and manager of Navajo Westerners Ace Hardware stores.
“It’s an exciting time for the Navajo people, our people are ready for change!” said Nez.
DOORS OPEN: 7:00 a.m. MST
CEREMONY TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MST
PUBLIC RECEPTION: 6:00 p.m. MST
LOCATION: Bee Hółdzil Fighting Scouts Events Center, Fort Defiance, Arizona.
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