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Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. signs a historic document that removes the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the process of approving Navajo business site leases. Attending the signing is Interior Dept. Associate Deputy Secretary Jim Cason.

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Pres. Shirley, BIA sign regulations to remove BIA from biz site lease

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After an 11 month wait for the U.S. Interior Dept. to conduct its legal review, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. signed documents July 12 that remove the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the Navajo business site leasing process.