In southern Utah, Navajo voters rise to be heard

San Juan County’s Navajo population has lived for decades with a minority white government. This election could change that.

  • Navajo Mountain is the backdrop for sometimes impassable roads on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, Utah.

    Jolene Nenibah Yazzie
  • Willie Grayeyes stands amid tattered books in the former Navajo Mountain Boarding School, where he attended school starting at age 7 or 8 in the 1950s.

    Jolene Nenibah Yazzie
  • Scenes from the school.

    Jolene Nenibah Yazzie
  • Scenes from the school.

    Jolene Nenibah Yazzie
  • Scenes from the school.

    Jolene Nenibah Yazzie