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officer, police

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Meaning: police man. This may be a somewhat notorious word on the reservation, but it nonetheless is used constantly to refer to law enforcement. The Navajo police men and women serve in spite of their reputation in and around the reservation in order to protect Navajo people and to enforce the laws of the sovereign nation. The job is actually so unique, even among national agencies, that it has afforded its own TV show on the National Geographic Channel known as ‘Navajo Cops.’ Be sure to check it out if you have the chance.

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