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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is visiting the Navajo Nation, her third trip to the largest reservation in the United States.

“The First Lady of the United States is coming to the Navajo Nation,” President Jonathan Nez said during a COVID-19 town hall on April 21, 2021.

On Thursday, April 22, Dr. Biden will greet President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation. She is also scheduled to meet with Navajo women leaders.

Following the meeting, Dr. Biden will deliver a radio address to the Navajo Nation.

On Friday, April 23, Dr. Biden will visit Hunters Point Boarding School in St. Michaels, Arizona. She will also go to a COVID-19 vaccination site on the reservation.

“We are honored and excited to welcome First Lady Biden to the Navajo Nation as we continue to build a strong partnership with the Biden-Harris Administration,” said President Nez. “This visit will help to highlight the success that the Navajo Nation is having with the COVID-19 vaccinations and the steady decline in COVID-19 infections.”

“We are also working with First Lady Biden’s Office to have a discussion with our lawmakers from the Council and to hold a roundtable discussion with Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez, Second Lady Dottie Lizer, and several Diné women leaders, educators, business owners, and advocates,” the president added. “Dr. Biden will also visit a local school and health care facility to speak with teachers and health care workers.”

“We understand that there is great interest from the public to be a part of the visit,” Nez concluded. “Due to COVID-19 risks, we are advised to limit in-person attendance, but the public is welcome to view several of the events on our Facebook page.”

Dr. Biden previously visited the Navajo Nation in May 2013, when President Joe Biden was serving as vice president under Barack Obama. She delivered the commencement address at Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint, New Mexico.

A second visit occurred in May 2019. Dr. Biden went to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation in Tuba City, Arizona.

Dr. Biden’s visit to the Navajo Nation is part of a three-day trip, her longest solo trip as First Lady. She began by traveling to New Mexico on Wednesday, when she was welcomed to the state by the leaders of three tribes: Gov. Vernon Abeita of the Pueblo of Isleta, Gov. Stuart Paisano of the Pueblo of Sandia and Gov. Anthony Ortiz of the Pueblo of San Felipe.

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