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Russell Begaye beat Joe Shirley Jr. to become president of the Navajo Nation. Begaye, now the outgoing president, is endorsing Shirley to succeed him.
In prioritizing job creation and economic development, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye supports a general wage increase that will build and retain the tribal workforce.
Navajos seeking to become president of the Navajo Nation, the country's largest American Indian reservation, began submitting applications May 17.