WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is hosting a memorial event to honor the memory of former tribal president Albert Hale.
Tribal officials say the 70-year-old Hale died Tuesday because of complications from COVID-19.
Friday’s event was streamed live online and aired live on a Navajo language radio station.
Hale served as the Navajo Nation’s president from 1995-98 and was in the Arizona Legislature, where he served in the Senate from 2004-11 and in the House from 2011-17.
To honor Hale, tribal President Jonathan Nez has called for flags to be flown at half-staff through Saturday on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.