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President Shirley's statement on Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day

Yá'át'ééh! On May 3, 1985, the Navajo Tribal Council established Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day so we would always remember when our sovereignty was acknowledged and unanimously upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Council set aside April 16 as Sovereignty Day - the day of the Supreme Court's ruling - but we now celebrate it as a tribal holiday on the fourth Monday of April (April 27).