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Photo by Natasha Kaye Johnson
Radmilla Cody, award-winning recording artist, presents a turquoise horned toad to Nellie Rose and a music CD at her 108th birthday in Black Mesa.

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Navajo leaders honor elder's 108th birthday

BLACK MESA, Ariz. - Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amos Johnson participated in the 108th birthday party of lifelong Black Mesa resident Nellie Rose. "I'm privileged and honored to [celebrate] our grandmother," Johnson said. "We've learned a lot from her and have learned the secrets of longevity." The celebration was held at Black Mesa Community School where family and friends gathered for a luncheon. The celebration included six generations of Nellie's family.