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  • The ‘Reasonable Radical’ Duane Yazzie’s Career of Activism and Service

    via Indian Country Today Media Network Alysa Landry 9/23/13 When a journalist asks Duane “Chili” Yazzie a question, he takes his time. He mulls the question, selects his words carefully and carefully forms his answer. Yazzie, 62, is no stranger to the media. He estimates he has granted 60 interviews since embarking on a lifelong journey as a Navajo activist and politician. “I think of myself as the reasonable radical,” […]

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BiographyDuane H. YazziePresidency Candidate

Duane “Chili” Yazzie and Betsy have been married for 39 years, they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. His clans are Ashiihi` (Salt), Toh aheleeni` (Waters Flowing Together) Kinyaani (Towering House and Tacheeni (Red on the Forehead). Betsy is Tabaahi. Chili is a farmer, he prefers to be down-to-earth working to continue our Diné heritage of agriculture.

“My commitment to Native issues and human rights is clear and I will do what I believe I need to do to promote and defend those rights and causes.”

— Duane H. Yazzie

“Our greatest lifework must be the future of our children, as they are, our sihasin.”

— Duane H. Yazzie