Tohono O'odham Nation swears in new chairman

Ned Norris Jr. was inaugurated as chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona on Friday.

Norris, 52, was elected in May. He defeated incumbent chairwoman Vivian Juan-Saunders, who was his running mate when the two ran for office back in 2003.

Norris resigned unexpectedly in June 2006 but came back in hopes of uniting the tribe. "If we work together as a nation, we can achieve our greatness," he said, quoting a former chairman, The Arizona Daily Star reported.

Council members who represent the 11 districts on the reservation were also sworn in on Friday.

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