Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Navajo leaders’ statements on death of Ned Anderson, Sr.

Navajo leaders’ statements on death of Ned Anderson, Sr.

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Albert Hale, D-St. Michaels (District 7), and Navajo Nation Council Delegate Jonathan Hale released this joint statement regarding the passing of Ned Anderson, Sr., the 13th Tribal Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Nation:

“Ned Anderson, Sr. was committed to the sovereignty and self-determination of Indian Nations. His efforts in fighting for Native peoples’ right to vote demonstrate that he was a true Native American leader,” Rep. Albert Hale said. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

“Chairman Anderson was a courageous person and a dedicated leader who used his life to help the Apache people and all Indian peoples in Arizona,” Delegate Jonathan Hale said. “We are deeply saddened by his passing and know that he will be missed.”

Rep. Hale is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He was born in Ganado and raised in Klagetoh, Arizona. He is Ashiihi (Salt), born for Todichiini (Bitter Water). His maternal grandparents are Hanaghani (Walk About clan). His paternal grandparents are Kiyanii (Tall House clan). He is a 1969 graduate of Fort Wingate High School, a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school located east of Gallup, New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1973), and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1977), and an honorary Juris Doctor degree from Phoenix School of Law (2012).  He is the former President of the Navajo Nation.


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