When the oft-delayed election for Navajo President was finally held, Russell Begaye, a native New Mexican, was the overwhelming winner. Arguing that the Navajo people are tired of the old system, President Begaye’s theme has been the “awakening of a new dawn” for the Nation. The Begaye platform was based on the so-called four pillars: Navajo veterans, infrastructure, Navajo elders/youth, and employment. It’s a forward looking agenda but where is the money going to come from to fulfill these promises in what is widely considered the most impoverished Tribe in the US. President Begaye has already made the rounds in Washington and received very positive responses. But, we all know the Navajo people have heard this before. Host Stephen Spitz will explore this and much more in his exclusive interview newly elected Navajo President Russell Begaye. Produced with assistance of Jefferson White and Lynn Schibeci.
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