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2006/12/04

Elderly Abuse

Recently an elderly Navajo woman reported that she was abused by members of the BIA. The 84 year old woman stated she had been threatened, manhandled and even had her cane thrown onto the roof of her hogan.

Of course the incident is being denied, but a small group of elderly people came out today to protest the incident, and meet with the Navajo Nation President, Joe Shirley Jr.

They marched a couple of miles along the main highway in Window Rock, then arrived at the president's office only to find him, the vice president and the first lady all out of the office and unavailable. Eventually a member of the president's staff did come out to meet with them in the waiting area of the office.


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