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 Ponyson Begay waves a flag adorned with yellow ribbons while walking down Main Street on the Navajo Indian Reservation April 5, 2003 in Tuba City, Arizona.
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Ponyson Begay waves a flag adorned with yellow ribbons while walking down Main Street on the Navajo Indian Reservation April 5, 2003 in Tuba City, Arizona.

Veterans all over the country are waiting months — and sometimes years — before they get a response to their disability claims. Native American veterans have had an especially difficult time navigating the federal claim system.

Veterans all over the country are waiting months — and sometimes years — before they get a response to their disability claims. Native American veterans have had an especially difficult time navigating the federal claim system. 

From the Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports on a recent Veterans Summit on the Hopi Reservation.

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