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05/05/95

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Albert Hale, president of the Navajo Nation, to speak

STANFORD -- Albert Hale, the newly elected president of the Navajo Nation, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Room 2 of History Corner.

Hale defeated incumbent Peterson Zah for the highest position of leadership in the Navajo Nation government this past fall. Hale is a lawyer who was in private practice on the Navajo reservation before taking office this year.

Hale will discuss "Indian Nations Today: New Directions Toward Strength and Sovereignty." The lecture is part of a series of events sponsored by the Law School and the Native American Law Students Association on Navajo legal and political institutions.

Raymond Austin, associate justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court and Phleger Visiting Professor at the Law School, will provide introductory remarks. A reception will follow at the Native American Cultural Center in the Old Union Clubhouse. This event is held in conjunction with the Navajo Peacemaking Demonstration to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Kresge Auditorium and the 24th annual Stanford Powwow May 12-14.

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