The Navajo Nation is recognizable across the world as the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. Now the tribal council is considering changing the name to Dine Nation, a local organic name used by the elders who don’t like the name Navajo because of it history.

The Farmington Daily Times Reports:

GALLUP — Navajo Nation leaders are considering changing the name of the tribal government from Navajo to Diné.

Legislation proposing the official name change went before the Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee and was unanimously supported, The Gallup Independent reported last week.

The legislation would change the name of the Navajo Nation to Diné Nation and would have the president and all departments, divisions, agencies and entities of the tribe use the phrase “Diné Nation” in describing the lands and people.

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