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Begaye to OK tribe's veterans administration

The Daily Times staff
Members of the Tohatchi Veterans Organization Color Guard stand at attention Oct. 19, 2015, before the start of a Navajo Nation Council session at the Council Chambers in Window Rock, Ariz.

FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez will sign into law a tribal council resolution to establish the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration and a veterans advisory council.

The Navajo Nation Council passed the legislation that established the veterans administration and advisory council on Jan. 26.

Begaye and Nez will sign the resolution at a signing ceremony Saturday morning at the Twin Arrows Navajo Resort Casino in Arizona, according to the president's office. State and county officials from Arizona and New Mexico, as well as federal and tribal officials, will attend the event, according to the office.

After the signing, the president and vice president will visit each of the tribe's five agencies on Saturday and Sunday to conduct symbolic signing ceremonies and to thank veterans for their services.

The ceremony for the Northern Agency is at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shiprock Youth Complex in Shiprock.

There will also be a ceremony for the Eastern Agency at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Navajo Technical University gymnasium in Crownpoint.

Other ceremonies will take place in Chinle, Tuba City and Window Rock in Arizona.