Deschene gives deposition

Deschene gives deposition
Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene, left, listens to his attorney Brian Lewis argue on his behalf on Friday in Window Rock. (Times photo - Donovan Quintero)

Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene, left, listens to his attorney Brian Lewis argue on his behalf on Friday in Window Rock. (Times photo – Donovan Quintero)

GALLUP, N.M.

After spending all day on the campaign trail at the 103rd annual Northern Navajo Fair in Shiprock, N.M., Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene spent most of the day at the law office of David Jordan, attorney for Dale E. Tsosie, giving his deposition in Navajo, in Gallup, N.M.

Deschene, his attorney Brian Lewis and key members of his campaign team left Jordan’s office as nonchalantly as they arrived Monday morning. A gag order put in place by Office of Hearings and Appeals chief hearing officer Richie Nez, prevents all parties involved from speaking about the deposition.

The deposition Deschene gave will be presented to Nez this Thursday in Window Rock, Ariz.

For more in-depth coverage, stay up-to-date at www.navajotimes.com or grab the next edition of the Navajo Times newspaper this Thursday.

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Donovan Quintero

"Dii, Diné bi Naaltsoos wolyéhíígíí, ninaaltsoos át'é. Nihi cheii dóó nihi másání ádaaní: Nihi Diné Bizaad bił ninhi't'eelyá áádóó t'áá háadida nihizaad nihił ch'aawóle'lágo. Nihi bee haz'áanii at'é, nihisin at'é, nihi hózhǫ́ǫ́jí at'é, nihi 'ach'ą́ą́h naagééh at'é. Dilkǫǫho saad bee yájíłti', k'ídahoneezláo saad bee yájíłti', ą́ą́ chánahgo saad bee yájíłti', diits'a'go saad bee yájíłti', nabik'íyájíłti' baa yájíłti', bich'į' yájíłti', hach'į' yándaałti', diné k'ehgo bik'izhdiitįįh. This is the belief I do my best to follow when I am writing Diné-related stories and photographing our events, games and news. Ahxéhee', shik'éí dóó shidine'é." - Donovan Quintero is an award-winning Diné journalist, who is based in Window Rock, Arizona. He can be contacted at dq@navajotimes.com.