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The three branch chiefs on Monday signed a proclamation declaring March 2018 as Missing Persons Awareness Month. Pictured, from left: a family member of a missing person, Vice President Jonathan Nez, Navajo Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates, President Russell Begaye and Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne. (Submitted photo)

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March declared Missing Persons month by Navajo branch chiefs

Flanked by the families of missing, murdered or endangered Navajo people, the chiefs of the Navajo Nation’s executive, legislative and judicial branches signed a proclamation March 12 declaring March as Navajo Nation Missing Persons Awareness Month.