August 25, 2005
Photo courtesy of the Navajo Nation Office of President and Vice President/
The late Bobby Kennedy, left, is pictured with former Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai.
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WINDOW ROCK -- The late Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai, 86, who died Aug. 14 of pneumonia, is being remembered as the first modern Navajo leader, a champion of Navajo civil and religious rights, and the man who ushered in the first economic development initiative to the huge, remote Navajo Nation.