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Diné professor keeps language alive, one class at a time

Spreading out a blanket in her Navajo Language 102 class at the University of New Mexico, Esther Yazzie-Lewis shows how one side depicts a map of all the places the Navajo Code Talkers fought during World War II.

Culture

Slideshow: 26th annual World Championship Hoop Dance

View images from Navajo Times chief photographer Donovan Quintero of the 26th annual World Championship Hoop Dance last weekend at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.

Culture

Student work teaches about Navajo emergence, coyote stories

FORT DEFIANCE In Lydia Fasthorse’s 20-year career, she has learned that many young people may not hear the vital stories of Navajo culture at home. That was one big reason

Community Culture

Learning the clan system with a mug of coffee

For the past year, young Navajos have been learning more about their culture by drinking a cup of coffee each morning.

Culture

Navajo performer keeps traditions, culture alive through song and dance

Outside a local library in Fountain Hills, Ariz., a message for dozens of people in the form of song and dance – Jay Begaye, a traditional Navajo performer, brought back what he calls dwindling traditions on Nov. 21.

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Navajo culture is king at Tobe Turpen pageant

Some of the skills displayed by Navajo girls and boys at a Tobe Turpin Elementary School pageant on Thursday came from tradition through generations of family.

Culture

‘Everything will teach you’

Medicine man shares animal stories, songs at Navajo Nation Zoo

Arts Culture

Artist paints pictures for book to preserve Diné bizaad

Nolan Karras James was at the Page Public Library over the weekend to sign copies of the book he illustrated. He also played music from his band’s new album.

Culture News

The warrior tradition

Navajos have always been known as a warrior tribe. But a true Diné, says Navajo cultural expert James Peshlakai, should be a very reluctant warrior.

Culture

Going nuts

Diné take advantage of bumper piñon crop