Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez

A former longtime chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe has died.

(Jared Touchin/Navajo Nation via AP)

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park on Tuesday, saying the remote, ancient site that’s been central to a yearslong dispute over oil and gas development had “blown him away.”