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FBI to use Navajo language to combat hate crimes


The FBI has begun a campaign to use the Navajo language on social media to combat hate crimes. The federal enforcement agency said last Friday that it has an ad on Facebook encouraging victims and witnesses of hate crimes to contact the FBI, which also has posted messages in Dine’ on Twitter. A special agent in charge a of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI says the agency is sending a clear message that “hate has no place on the Navajo Nation or anywhere else." The FBI hopes the outreach encourages contacts from people more comfortable communicating in Navajo.