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8 men vying to become next leader of Hopi Tribe

HOTEVILLA, Ariz. -- Eight men are vying to become the next leader of the Hopi Tribe.

The tribe released the list of candidates Thursday, the day after petitions were due.

Hopi Chairman Le Roy Shingoitewa is seeking another term. His competitors include Vice Chairman Herman Honanie, former chief of staff Micah Loma'omvaya, and former vice chairmen Todd Honyaoma Sr. and Caleb Johnson.

The primary election is set for Nov. 6. The top two vote-getters will move on to the general election on Nov. 20.

Four people are running for the vice chairman's post.

About 8,000 Hopis live among 12 villages at three mesas in northern Arizona.

Not all villages send representatives to the Tribal Council but maintain their own forms of government, some more progressive than others.

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