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Last updated 1:36PM ET
July 21, 2018
Election 2008
Election 2008
Obama Meets with Navajo President/VP
Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. (left) meets with Barack Obama Monday. (Courtesy: Navajo President's Office)
(ksut) - Leaders of New Mexico Tribes have met with presumed Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama.
The roundtable took place Monday during an Obama visit to Albuquerque which included a town hall meeting for residents.
Among those at the tribal meeting were Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. and Vice Presdident Ben Shelly.
According to a release from Shirley's office, the president told Obama about challenges facing the Navajo nation, and the need for jobs and economic opportunities for young Navajo professionals.
Shirley told Obama important issues facing the Navajo's include protecting water rights, investing in energy initiatives, improving healthcare for Navajos and Navajo veterans and pushing economic development and opportunity.
Shirley says the tribal vote will be important this election.

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