Biden was the final speaker at the event, which was broadcast live more than radio to the entire Navajo Nation. That’s how most news circulates here, along with Facebook and the Navajo Times. The distances over the Navajo Nation are vast, and infrastructure is scarce. Families stock up for the month at the nearest grocery store, which can be a two-hour drive away. Many children still go to boarding school (which was built for a US government forced assimilation program, but now teaches the dine language and culture) because it would be too much to take the bus every day. At 27,000 square miles, it is the largest Native American reservation in the country, a land mass larger than West Virginia that spans Arizona, New Mexico, and a corner of Utah. It’s so vast and so far away, so far from a decent-sized airport, that Bill Clinton was the first modern president to surrender, in 2000, on a five-hour shutdown. Laura Bush also made a visit. The closest came Michelle Obama gave an opening speech at the Indian School in Santa Fe.