- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - A Navajo Nation lawmaker wants to set aside a day to honor tribal chairmen and presidents.

Davis Filfred has proposed creating a tribal holiday on the third Friday in March. It would be called Navajo Presidents Day, and tribal employees would have a paid day off.

The Navajo Nation observes 13 other federal and tribal holidays that fall in every month except March. Filfred says March signifies a time of renewal.

The tribe’s top leader was called a chairman for nearly 70 years before the Navajo Nation reorganized under three branches of government. The leader now is called a president.

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