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Navajo leaders angered by incidents in Farmington

Navajo Nation leaders, angered by racially-tinged incidents in Farmington, New Mexico, met last week to consider possible action.

In recent weeks, a Navajo man was shot and killed by a Farmington police officer. Three white males were arrested for attacking a Navajo man in what authorities say may be a hate crime.

Navajo leaders are fed up and may consider a boycott like the one the tribe adopted in 1974, when racism was behind the deaths of Navajo men. They called for more education, better communication with officials in Farmington and a federal investigation.

Get the Story:
Din mull boycott of Farmington (The Gallup Independent 6/24)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation -

Civil Rights Commission Report:
The Farmington Report: Civil Rights for Native Americans 30 Years Later (November 2005)

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