The University of New Mexico and the Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group sponsors a 2010 Navajo Nation Presidential Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building, ballroom C. Presidential candidates Ben Shelly and Lynda Lovejoy will speak at the event, which is cosponsored by Dine UNM.

The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The last day to vote on a walk-in basis at the NEA office is Friday, Oct. 29.

For more information on the Navajo Nation Presidential Forum at UNM, contact NASIRG President Bennie Francisco at (505) 290-1939 or or the Department of Native American Studies at (505) 277-3917.

Ben Shelly
Shelly has served as vice president of the Navajo Nation since 2007. Previously, he served as a delegate to the Navajo Nation Council for 16 years and as chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for four years.

Shelly is from Thoreau, N.M. He is Tó'aheedlíinii clan born for Ts'ah Yísk'ídnii.

Key issues in Shelly's campaign are education, government accountability, infrastructure and economic prosperity. For more information visit: Ben Shelly.

Lynda Lovejoy
Lovejoy has been a New Mexico state senator since 2007 and is vice chair of the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. Previously, she served on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for seven years and as a state representative for nine years.

Lovejoy is from Crownpoint, N.M. Her clan is Tsah yiskidnii born for Kinyaaaanii.

Key issues in Lovejoy's campaign are government reform, economic development and education. For more information visit Lynda Lovejoy.