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Deb Haaland, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress for central New Mexico's open seat and a tribal member of the Laguna Pueblo, speaks at her Albuquerque home June 6. New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to Native Americans, elected the nation's first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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*Update* - Jonathan Nez elected president of Navajo Nation

First Native American women elected to U.S. House of Representatives

It was an exciting night for Native Americans and for the Navajo Nation as two Native women were elected to U.S. Congress for the first time ever and as Jonathan Nez was elected to be the next president of the Navajo Nation.