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Yolanda Charley smiles proudly as the newly crowned 2008-2009 Miss Navajo Nation. Charley, of Chi-Chil-Tah, N.M. was crowned last Saturday night following the night performance of the 62nd annual Navajo Nation Fair.

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Navajo women honored at Navajo Nation fair

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The 62nd Annual Navajo Nation Fair and Rodeo recognized Navajo Women this year with its theme "Navajo Women. Our Strength, Our Endurance" during the fair's week-long run, beginning with the Open Indian Master Rodeo and ending with the All Indian Rodeo on Sunday. The highlight of the annual event included the Miss Navajo Nation Pageant. Yolanda Charley of Chi-Chil-Tah, N.M. was crowned as the new Miss Navajo Nation.