Date: January 09, 2019 07:05PM
Two Navajos have been elected to the San Juan County, Utah Commission, upsetting traditional power structures.
"[Newly elected commissioner Willie] Grayeyes said the past and present efforts to reduce indigenous power on the commission are rooted in concerns about the policy changes he and Maryboy might champion. One area the two said they plan to prioritize, for example, is public services — including inadequate roads, sewers and other improvements in indigenous parts of the county.
'I would like, I guess, equal consideration for all people,' Grayeyes said. 'The major impact on our county is roads,' Maryboy added. 'Roads need to be maintained. And some students, they don’t go to school because of the conditions of the road. That’s one of the major concerns.' ”https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/01/07/san-juan-county/