Border city backs discrimination agreement with Navajo Nation
The city council in Farmington, New Mexico, approved an agreement with the Navajo Nation to address discrimination.

The agreement cites past incidents of past racism in the border community. But it also says the city has been making efforts to improve relations with the Navajo Nation.

"This is a very positive and very significant step in furthering the positive relations between our communities," Duane "Chili" Yazzie, the chairman of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, told the city council, The Farmington Daily Times reported. "We all know of the not so positive in the past and I think that we certainly need to get past that and hopefully foster a new relationship to reduce — if not eliminate — crimes based on race."

The city's Community Relations Commission already approved a similar agreement. The commission was created after a series of race-related incidents.

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Farmington council OKs anti-discrimination agreement (The Farmington Daily Times 10/6)

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