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Navajo VP runs to honor nation's return to homeland

KOB.com Web Staff
May 22, 2018 06:34 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – This year marks the 150th anniversary of when the Navajo Nation was allowed to return to its homeland.

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To commemorate the event, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is trekking along New Mexico's highways. He's running from Fort Sumner, where the treaty was signed, on a 400-mile path to Window Rock, Arizona.

The path Nez is taking is part of the route the Diné people took 150 years ago after being released from imprisonment. The route brought Nez through the heart of Albuquerque on Tuesday.

"Right on our way from Tijeras to here, we saw one of our four sacred mountains, Mount Taylor, and it was a great joy," he said. "And I'm sure it was great joy back then when our ancestors when our ancestors saw one of their sacred mountains, and tears were shed of joy knowing they were going home."

Nez said this is a time to remember the strength and resilience of the Navajo Nation.

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