Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez arrives for an event with first lady Jill Biden, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Nez announced in April 2022 he is seeking a second term in office. Nez's term as the tribe's top elected leader has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. He announced a reelection bid over the weekend from his hometown of Shonto. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool, File)
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The Navajo Nation election season has revved up with several candidates — including incumbent Jonathan Nez, Buu Van Nygren and Ethel Branch and others — announcing their bid to become president for one of the largest Indigenous nations in the country.