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Buu Van Nygren poses for a photograph before a Navajo Nation Presidential forum at a tribal casino outside Flagstaff, Ariz., on June 21, 2022. Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans two decades. Incumbent President Jonathan Nez and challenger Buu Nygren emerged as the top two vote-getters among 15 candidates in the tribe's primary election in August. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

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Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans more than two decades.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press November 1, 2022