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President Ben Shelly addresses a large crowd April 19 at a water settlement forum in Ganado.

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President Shelly says Navajo people shouldn't be fighting about water

More than 220 people in Ganado attend latest water forum

GANADO, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly said he understands the Navajo traditional teachings regarding water."Let us listen to our people. Water is sacred. Water is holy. We shouldn't be fighting about it," President Shelly said during his opening remarks during the beginning of the third Little Colorado River Water Settlement meeting April 19. More than 220 people attended the meeting overall.