Jill Biden visits Navajo Nation to hear concerns, pledge support of administration

The Biden administration has made it a point to address various issues confronted by Native Americans, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

First lady Jill Biden just concluded a two-day visit to the Navajo Nation in Arizona where she met with tribal leaders to discuss what was needed for them to survive and thrive in the future, the Associated Press reported.

This was Biden’s third visit to the largest Native American reservation in the United States, with land that stretches across Arizona, New Mexico and a portion of Utah. Her last visit came in 2019 to raise awareness of health concerns faced by members of the tribe and solicit financial support for a new cancer treatment center that was built on the reservation.

Meeting with top Navajo leaders

The first lady spent her first day at the Navajo Nation meeting with female leaders of the tribe, such as first lady Phefelia Nez, wife of Navajo President Jonathan Nez, and second lady Dottie Lizer, wife of Navajo Vice President Myron Lizer, among others, at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, according to the AP.

Issues that were discussed included the need for more education and literacy for members of the tribe, as well as concerns over domestic violence and women who were missing.

Another major topic was the ongoing pandemic, which initially hit the reservation hard, how things had slowly begun to improve, though strict mitigation protocols were still in place and the tribe was moving slower than most states in terms of reopening and returning to normal.

It was noted, however, that nearly 50% of those living on the reservation have been fully vaccinated, a rate that is nearly twice as much as the rest of the country.

Cancer a major issue for Navajo Nation

Due to the Biden family’s own history with the disease, the first lady paid particular attention to the high rate of cancer within the Navajo Nation — likely a byproduct of being downwind of former nuclear testing grounds as well as the preponderance of old uranium mines on the reservation, the Arizona Republic reported.

Biden also touted the economic benefits the tribe could expect to receive if her husband was able to see his proposed American Jobs Plan passed through Congress.

In addition to the serious discussions with local leaders, the paper noted that the first lady was also treated to a tour of the area and took part in various cultural ceremonies observed by the tribe.

Summit with Tribal Leaders announced

Meanwhile, back at the White House, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took part in the first meeting of the administration of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, a group first established in 2013 and comprised of 10 cabinet secretaries and other senior officials from a variety of departments and agencies.

The council discussed ways in which it would address pertinent issues of concern to the 574 federally recognized tribal nations within the U.S. and announced a Tribal Leaders Summit that will be held at the White House at some point later this year.

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  1. I can only respond to the NAVAJO Nation that please do NOT believe all or any of what was promised to you. The woman in question was the President’s wife and all she can do is tell President Biden; she cannot do anything else. SO I would NOT expect much from her….YOU ARE A PROUD PEOPLE AND I’M SURE IN NEED OF MANY THINGS. JUST DO NOT PUT ALL YOUR WATER IN ONE JUG BY LISTENING TO MRS. BIDEN; MANY THINGS WILL NEVER COME TRUE! IT IS JUST THE WAY IT IS.

    1. What the HECK was she doing there??? Another “faux” President or just hiding her husband’s condition – like she just did to become first lady – she’s willing to display his condition for her own good!!!

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  3. The Biden’s just was to get more on their side like immigrates and Indians he thinks they’re naive and would bow to his lies.

    1. Agree with you, they will do what ever they can no matter what to , not sure what. His mind is slipping daily, Obama is in charge Biden is not able to do much. Dementia is robbing him daily of what is left of his mind. Fairly sure it was planned to start with, he didn’t just get sick, it has been on going.

  4. To the Navajo nation… American Patriots are on the same side as you !!! This Administration want to tax your land. And traffic our children ! Haven’t they already taken enough and to much from us already !!! We need to band together !!!

  5. Remember, she is probably one of ol,’ Joe’s handlers, helping to hide his dementia, lack of cognitive ability. she us part of problem.

  6. Jill Bidden is just plain dumb! She sure did a lousy job raising Hunter, a drugee and their daughter Ashley who has been in rehab in Florida for alachol! But she wants everyone to know that she has her PHD! Don’t forget she lies too! Just gutter trash!

  7. Why would anyone believe anything she says ?? She makes promises as easily as Joe and we know how worthless his word is !!!! I would in no way let her or any of the demorats have any sort of access to children !!!! PLEASE do not be mislead by her, Joe or any of the Demorats .. They want your votes then all you are good for is to pay taxes to support his foolish spending !!

  8. I hope you people don’t believe a word coming from these Democrats, their nothing but a bunch of underhanded liars and thrives, ready to take from you in anyway shape or form they can get their greedy slimey hands on.. I’ve been a democrat all my life and wouldn’t give these evil people the time of day now, their just the biggest set of back stabbing igotistical maniacs there ever has been… just look what Bidens done since he took office, only thing is reverse what our last president achieved, plus kill over 100,000 jobs his first day… if you believe anything coming from these evil rats, I feel for you after you pay the consequences…..

  9. Why are we having to deal with this nincompoop! Its bad enough she forced Bumbling B on us because she wanted desperately to live in our White House but why force her on our indigenous people? Awww, come on! Anyone who believes one iota of this tripe she spews gets what they deserve! Lies, more lies and hypocrisy.

    1. Because the irresponsible, ignorant CONGRESSIONAL FOLKS DON’T GIVE A WHOOT ABOUT AMERICA OR ITS FOLKS ANYMORE. LOOK AT THE BORDER. THEY NEED TO GET REAL AND TOGETHER TELL THE SLEEPY, SLEAZY JOE TO ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION OR IMPEACH HIS USELESS CROOKED BUTT POSTHASTE!

  10. In light of the being “too white” movement, filling our kiddies’ heads in school with how bad all white people are, revising American History, I need to ask if there a WH Council on Caucasian American Affairs?

    As a non-apologetic white woman, I really believe that we will soon need one.

  11. The BLACK CRAP that’s going on is CULTURE, CULTURE CULTURE. THE IDIOT’S KEEP FUSSING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE getting killed! DUUUUUH 85%of all CRIMES are caused by BLACKS, ASIANS, HISPANICS, ETC. DON’T TAKE A COLLEGE DEGREE TO FIGURE WHERE THE PROBLEM IS. THIS GOES BACK TO CULTURE CULTURE,CULTURE!!!!

  12. Sadly Dems went onto the AZ reservations & bribed them for votes with money gift cards flat screen TV’s sad to use our Native Americans this way but wouldn’t expect less of u!

  13. The Biden’s have never told the truth. They continue to lie as the government does to this day. The Biden’s are forked tongue white hypocrite supremacists.

  14. Jill is like a giddy teenager. She makes promises that aren’t worth the words. She and ho harris are cackling women who stole other women’s husband’s. Do you trust either of them?

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