June 14th, 2010
The Navajo Nation legislature voted to formally oppose Arizona’s tough new immigration law.
Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay sponsored the measure. He says he sees the immigration law as an attempt to harass American Indians, who can resemble Mexican nationals.
The tribal lawmakers also came out against a state measure that prohibits any school classes that advocate ethnic solidarity. Begay says the Navajo culture should be respected and protected.