Navajo Nation President-elect Russell Begaye takes the oath of office, as his daughter, Karis Begaye, stands by him. Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Herb Yazzie gives the oath at noon in the “Fighting Scouts” Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz., May 12, 2017. Photo by Marley Shebala
here at Inauguration of Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye & Vice President Jonathan Nez at Window Rock High School ‘Fighting Scouts” events center in Fort Defiance, Ariz.
Navajo Nation Chief Justice Herb Yazzie gave the oath of office to Begaye and Nez, who are now the president and vice president of the Navajo Nation at noon.
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when doing traditional Navajo blessing and dedication, we ask that there be no recording to honor the tradition. No pictures. Plain and simple, with honor and respect.
Fomer Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim does a Beauty Way prayer for newly inaugurated President Begaye and Vice President Nez.
Minister William Lee is now giving a Christian blessing.
Navajo Vice President-elect Jonathan Nez takes his oath of office from Navajo Supreme Court Chief Jusitce Herb Yazzie, as his wife, stands by him. Karis Begaye and her father, newly inaugurated Navajo President Russell Begaye also stand. Photo by Marley Shebala