Greasewood Springs couple argues for "proud" use of Navajo tribal seal

February 6, 2007

Have you ever seen the seal of the Navajo Nation on the side of a horse trailer? This last rodeo season, Claudia and I rodeoed in both Pro and Indian rodeo all over this great country. We saw proud Seminoles with their seal on their trailer, we saw some Navajo with Yavapai sponsorship, and many other Indian Nation Seals on trailers.

How many INFR qualifiers and World Champions are Navajo this year? How many Navajo rodeo contestants are driving to Florida to compete in Febuary at the Seminole Rodeos? Why don't the Navajo Nation and the local chapters help sponsor our Indian Rodeo Champions?

We asked our local chapter Council delegate Omer Begay to help provide sponsorship for a Navajo Nation Seal on our trailer and Greasewood Springs Chapter under the seal. Claudia Edgewater Lors is proud of her Navajo heritage and would love to show it this summer while she runs barrels!

I hope the Navajo Nation council delegates and President drive across the reservation and see horses, horse trailers and rodeo arenas! What a great way to influence the Navajo youth to compete instead of drugs. It is a much better high to be riding and roping.

Jeff Lors



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