Navajo President Ben Shelly Issues Statement on the Passing of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Clinton M. Pattea

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Navajo President Ben Shelly Issues Statement on the Passing of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Clinton M. Pattea

Window Rock, Ariz.—Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly issued the following statement on the passing of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President Dr. Clinton M. Pattea.

“The first lady, vice president, myself and the Navajo Nation extend our condolences to the family of Dr. Clinton M. Pattea. Our thoughts and prayers go out the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation for the loss of a leader and a champion of Native rights. His exemplary 50-year public service career was an inspiration to all of Indian Country and is a model for our future generations. His commitment to improving the education, health and wellness of our children forged policy changes in the nations capitol that will be felt for decades to come. Dr. Pattea was a friend of the Navajo people and will be greatly missed.”

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