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The Navajo Nation Council Chamber is the most important symbol of Navajo Indian heritage and identity. This iconic red sandstone building was erected in 1934 to declare the economic and cultural self-determination of the Navajo Indians. As a political center, it serves as the legislative headquarters of the Navajo government. As a cultural symbol, the council chamber embodies the growth, development and maturity of the Navajo people.

The building itself is a symbol for the tradition, belief and values held by the Navajo Indians. The red color evokes the desire to be one with earth and nature. The octagonal shape and the structural framework symbolizes the Hogan, the Navajo people?s traditional building form. A mural titled ?The History and Progress of the Navajo Nation? adorns the lobby.
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