Navajo Nation marks 150th anniversary of return to homeland

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Navajo Nation marks 150th anniversary of return to homeland

Long-lost copy of historic treaty will go on display
Theresa Galvan with the Navajo Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services points to routes of an upcoming commemorative run before the start of a news conference in Albuquerque on Tuesday. The Navajo Nation has scheduled a series of events this year to commemorate the signing of a treaty in 1868 that cleared the way for tribal members to return to their homeland in the American Southwest. Tribal officials say the commemoration will help to tell a story of perseverance from the Navajo perspective.

Navajo Nation marks 150th anniversary of return to homeland

Theresa Galvan with the Navajo Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services points to routes of an upcoming commemorative run before the start of a news conference in Albuquerque on Tuesday. The Navajo Nation has scheduled a series of events this year to commemorate the signing of a treaty in 1868 that cleared the way for tribal members to return to their homeland in the American Southwest. Tribal officials say the commemoration will help to tell a story of perseverance from the Navajo perspective.

Navajo Nation marks 150th anniversary of return to homeland

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez discusses the importance of a treaty signed in 1868 between his tribe and the U.S. government during a news conference in Albuquerque on Tuesday. The Navajo Nation has scheduled a series of events this year to commemorate the signing of the treaty, which cleared the way for tribal members to return to their homeland in the American Southwest. Nez said the commemoration will help to tell a story of perseverance from the Navajo perspective.