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Navajo Nation Reports 2 More COVID-19 Deaths

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 3 weeks ago

Navajo Nation Reports 2 More COVID-19 Deaths

"On the fourth of July not enough Americans are vaccinated the Biden administration has fallen short of its goal of seventy percent of Americans vaccinated by today White House virus response coordinator Jeff science says there's still a reason to celebrate two out of three adults Americans those over eighteen have received at least the first dose of vaccination and importantly close to ninety percent of people sixty five and older have received at least one dose at about eighty percent of fully vaccinated and they have not given up on herd immunity we are going to continue our efforts to vaccinate all Americans by making it easier to get vaccinated continue to ask answer people's questions about the efficacy of the safety of the vaccines science was on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Shelley Adler

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Dr. Jill Biden Is A First Lady For All of Us

Vogue Podcast

03:05 min | Last month

Dr. Jill Biden Is A First Lady For All of Us

"Jill biden visits community colleges which is a lot these days. She was received in highly choreographed. Settings by governor say were members of the public as the nation's first lady but to administrators teachers. She has dr. Jill biden college professor at salt community college in illinois. There were pink and white flowers out. Everywhere befitting her visit the even matched her white dress and pink jacket but there was also a welcome. Dr biden sign so huge that the period on the doctor was as big as her head. It felt like a subtle rebuke to that scolding. She was subjected to back in december for using the title. She has every right to indeed in all the places she goes lately. She is honored as a woman with several degrees. Who has worked really hard her whole life at the most relatable job there is. Everyone has a favorite teacher. After all on our visit to the navajo nation. In april dr biden was introduced by someone came to think of as the ruth bader ginsburg of indian country chief justice of the navajo nation. Supreme court joanne. Jane a tiny woman with hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. Winning doc martens dr biden. Millions reap inspiration from your quote. Teaching isn't just what i do. It is who i am in birmingham alabama. She was introduced by a lawyer. Liz huntley a sexual abuse survivor whose parents were drug dealers. I want to thank dr biden from the bottom of my heart for the role that she plays not just the first lady but for her heart for educating she told me she's grading papers on the plane. Y'all what who does that. They say being an educator as a calling in your life that you can't resist and she just won't let it go. December debate of titles seems awfully small in the face of all of this. Jill biden schools visiting vaccinations sites traveling to red states to sell the american rescue. Plan telling folks that help us here. The role she's fulfiling on these visits is in many ways neither first lady nor professor but a key player in her husband's administration a west wing surrogate and policy advocate and underestimated asset. As mary jordan the washington post reporter written a book about melania trump. Put it to me. It's hard to imagine. Joe doing this without her which is not to say that dr biden who is constitutionally shy doesn't take special delight in these visits she becomes looser goofy and more expansive. You generally hear her before you see her because she is often laughing. She is quite simply a joy multiplier as part of her elevator pitch for free community college part of the one point eight trillion american families plan president biden proposed to congress in april. She likes to talk about one of most dedicated students. A military interpreter from san came to america to start a new life a few semesters ago. I got a text trimmer. It was like six in the morning on my way to the hospital. Have my baby research. Paper will be laid to which. I replied excuses excuses.

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Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting

Native America Calling

01:32 min | 2 months ago

Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting

"At least a dozen bills impacting voting in arizona have been signed into law this year. By the state's republican governor but leaders say the measures will limit turnout in the elections and disproportionately impact native voters arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds just reports. Gop members of the state legislature say. The bills are necessary to make arizona's elections more efficient insecure but to new laws signed by republican governor. Doug ducey have navajo. Nation officials worried that voting could become harder for tribal members especially elders one limits. The amount of time voters have to add missing signatures to early ballots in another purchase inactive voters from arizona's early voting list democratic state representative and navajo nation tribal member jasmine blackwater. Nygren sees them as retribution. We saw the power of the native american vote in this past election. We know that the native americans specifically the navajo population came out very strongly in support of president biden and now we see their voting rights being attacked block water nygren says because of the vastness and remoteness of the reservation the new restrictions put added burdens on an already challenging process for many tribal communities she and navajo nation president jonathan nez called the new arizona laws voter suppression another bill. Still under consideration by the legislature would require. Id numbers and other documentation be sent with early ballots. Tribal leaders also opposed that measure for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in

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Nava Rose on Finding Your Niche

Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz

02:15 min | 2 months ago

Nava Rose on Finding Your Niche

"He is welcome back to an episode of pretty basic. This is not just any basic episode. Though i do have to say no. I am beaming. I'm like shaking. I'm so so excited today. We are with the one. And only tiktok queen navajos. The fashion icon herself. The icon be legend. Hello thank you so much for coming on. Thank you for having me. I'm so excited to be on this. Have you done a lot of podcast before. Actually this is like my very first podcast. Ever so i'm not really sure. Yeah you guys. Put my podcast. We love doing that. Oh my god well the way that we of do it. We have some speaker questions. You guys navas literally one of the most iconic batters pitches there is. I m not kidding like the fashion spo- like all the time like your outfits your creativity. I'm so excited to dive into that. But just for a few little ice breakers. We always ask our guests. What's your to drink. It can be alcoholic or non alcoholic alcoholic. So my go-to drake is a. It's like a dirty shirley. But it's not really because i guess bartenders don't really call it that but it's a sprite with the cherry grenadine and tequila oh allah. That sounds good. I wanna try that. It's normally with vodka. I think dirty shirley is with botka never tried. That sounds really good. Yeah i'm i'm like i was a vodka girl but now i'm just like all tequilas because you know it's just healthy ear less calories. I think it's an upper right. Isn't it only upper. Every girl goes through like vodka and then they to get the through college. The vodka stages over you tequila haven't gotten there yet. I'd walk in there. I had like a wine rack. That came with this house. And i don't really drink wine as often as i drink or not to kill him tito's so i filled it with tito's oh my gosh wait team. Like my go-to vodka valley.

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Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting

AP News Radio

01:02 min | 2 months ago

Navajos Say New Arizona Restrictions Will Complicate Voting

"I'm Julie Walker native American tribes in some other groups say two new Arizona election laws won't make it any easier for their voters despite what Republicans behind the changes can tend one log is voters who didn't sign mail in ballots until election night defying a lawsuit that would have given voters additional days another results in potentially tens of thousands being purged from getting mail ballots Navajo Nation president Jonathan as says it's basically retaliation Navalny came out in big numbers to support their candidate Joe Biden and you know this is a systematic approach to pushing back he adds tribal members face hurdles driving hours to reach polling sites unreliable mail and need for translators bill sponsor Republican state senator Michelle Ugenti Rita said claims of retaliation are outrageous not everything has to do with Biden and trump these are clean ups and fixes I'm Julie Walker

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Tribes Without Clean Water Demand an End to Decades of US Government Neglect

Native America Calling

01:26 min | 3 months ago

Tribes Without Clean Water Demand an End to Decades of US Government Neglect

"The full. us senate is set to consider a major. Bipartisan water bill. That would update water infrastructure across the us arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds reports. The package includes funding for tribal drinking water projects. The thirty five billion dollar drinking water and wastewater infrastructure act is the first legislation to advance out of senate committee related to the biden harris administration sweeping infrastructure proposal it would invest in alternate water sources like desalination and storm and wastewater re-use across the country along with updating aging water infrastructure but one key component of the bill is the reauthorization of the indian reservation drinking water program. Decide senator mark. Kelly is a co-sponsor of the bill. Too many tribal communities lack access to running water and don't have wastewater infrastructure and the drought conditions. Made this worse. This fifty million dollars annually is going to help tribes complete these water projects. Every year kelly says in arizona alone. The program would fund ten tribal drinking water projects each year. It's estimated about a third of residence on the navajo nation. Lack water in their homes which has myriad negative impacts on local economies in public health. The infrastructure act also includes funding to prevent water waste as well as technologies to shield water systems from cyber threats. Climate change drought and wildfire. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff.

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First Lady Jill Biden in Arizona to Visit Navajo Nation

Mike Broomhead

00:14 sec | 3 months ago

First Lady Jill Biden in Arizona to Visit Navajo Nation

"Visiting the Navajo Nation today. In Friday. The highlight Corona virus vaccination efforts and visit a vaccination site shall also meet with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and give a radio address. Your number more than 15 minutes away from today's top stories

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No More White Actors in ‘Redface’ for Native American Roles in ‘Lost Colony’

Native America Calling

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

No More White Actors in ‘Redface’ for Native American Roles in ‘Lost Colony’

"The longest running outdoor theatrical production will no longer feature white actors in makeup playing native americans. The virginia pilot reported the lost colony. Drama staged on roanoke island will now higher native americans to play indigenous people. The play dramatizes. The story of one hundred seventeen colonists sent by walter. Raleigh from england to roanoke island in fifteen eighty seven. The shift was spurred by a dot. Org petition started by a student at east carolina university calling for an end to the production. The roanoke island historical association which produces the drama recruited the chairman of the lombi indian tribe to its board and hired a choreographer who is navajo and clinked alum bi musician and linguist helped translate the songs into the tribes and native actors will now speak their lines and algonquin. The language used by tribes living in eastern north carolina in the fifteen hundreds

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Navajo Nation Issues Weekend Stay-at-Home Order

WBZ Afternoon News

00:44 sec | 3 months ago

Navajo Nation Issues Weekend Stay-at-Home Order

"Into the pandemic case is still increasing. The Navajo nation is urging residents of the country's largest reservation to stay home. Despite vaccinations increasing around the country. The pandemic is keeping its grip several states, including Michigan, dealing with the surgeon cases. This weekend, the Navajo nation issuing a stay at home order for the tribe's reservation, located in parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. That order announced after more than two dozen new covert 19 cases were confirmed, along with the first case of the more contagious variant, first identified in California coronavirus cases top 30,000 on the reservation more than 170,000 live within the boundaries. Shell

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Navajo Nation Issues Weekend Stay-at-Home Order

WBZ Afternoon News

00:42 sec | 3 months ago

Navajo Nation Issues Weekend Stay-at-Home Order

"Reservation to remain extra cautious. Despite vaccinations increasing around the country. The pandemic is keeping its grip several states, including Michigan, dealing with the surgeon cases. This weekend, the Navajo nation issuing a stay at home order for the tribe's reservation, located in parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. That order announced after more than two dozen New cove in 19 cases were confirmed, along with the first case of the more contagious variant, first identified in California coronavirus cases Top 30,000 on the reservation. More than 170,000 live within the boundaries. Michelle Franzen ABC News We want to tell you about a new fake I D. That's apparently been surfacing details from

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The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

WBZ Morning News

00:43 sec | 3 months ago

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

"Reporting Ah, year into the pandemic with case is still increasing at the Navajo Nation. Urging residents of the country's largest reservation to remain cautious. Despite vaccinations increasing around the country. The pandemic is keeping its grip several states, including Michigan, dealing with the surgeon cases. This weekend, the Navajo nation issuing a stay at home order for the tribe's reservation, located in parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. That order announced after more than two dozen new covert 19 cases were confirmed, along with the first case of the more contagious variant, first identified in California coronavirus cases top 30,000 on the reservation more than 170,000

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Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Jan D'Atri Show

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

"The Navajo Nation requiring the tribe's reservation to once again. Stay put and social distance tribal government issued a shelter in place order as cases continue to increase. Despite vaccinations increasing around the country. The pandemic is keeping its grip several states, including Michigan, dealing with the surgeon cases. This weekend, the Navajo nation issuing a stay at home order for the tribe's reservation, located in parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. That order announced after more than two dozen New cove in 19 cases were confirmed, along with the first case of the more contagious variant, first identified in California coronavirus cases top 30,000 on the reservation more than 170,000 live within the boundaries. Shell, France and

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Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

WBZ Morning News

00:37 sec | 3 months ago

Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

"Reporting. The Navajo nation, issuing a stay at home order for the weekend after reporting a spike in covert cases. The tribe's reservation includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 26 newly confirmed a covert cases reported the reservation to see more than 30,000 confirmed cases along with over 1200 covert deaths since the start of the outbreak. This weekend's stay at home order follows the Navajo nation's first confirmed case of what's being called the California Covert variant, first identified in California But now Detected all across

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Legends of the Nahanni Valley

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

01:54 min | 4 months ago

Legends of the Nahanni Valley

"Today and my month long search for strange places from around the world. Both man made and natural traveled. Canada's northwest territories and deadman's valley located a hani national park reserve in the whole region northwest territories canada surround miles west of yellow night. And it was eleven thousand square miles in area. Part of the mackenzie mountains reside. Within and the south nonni river flows through the center. It was named a national park. Nine thousand nine hundred seventy six and a unesco world heritage site nineteen seventy eight. The park is surrounded by huge peaks and features geysers sing. Kohl's deep canyons caves. Gorgeous and beautiful untouched. Forest within these stunning vistas lies. Virginia falls three hundred fifteen feet high or twice the height of niagara falls. This by the by is the last known. Location of the wahiawa abair dog and one ten thousand years ago woolly mammoth. The area is a true wilderness and has been largely unexplored as it is accessible. Only by air new hani's from the language of the indigenous dna people that have inhabited the region for thousands of years in means the people over there in reference to a tribe of mountain tooling people the naja who were once known to raid lowlands settlements before mysteriously vanishing there is speculation that they may have been ancestors of the modern day navajo over the years. There have been many mysterious stories that have emerged from the area. The names of park areas such as deadman's valley headless headless range and the funeral ranch relate to these strange stories and legends

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Navajo Runner Shaun Martin on the Sacred Nature of Running

Running Realized

02:30 min | 4 months ago

Navajo Runner Shaun Martin on the Sacred Nature of Running

"Immunity yacht shea. Sean martin initia- hello. My name is shawn martin. And i'm a navajo runner. Running is is a celebration of life. It's a teacher. it's a form of medicine. But ultimately in all three of those fashions becomes a prayer. There there are four reasons that running is so ingrained in navajo culture. I it's a it's a celebration of life. We believe that here in this world we call it the glittering world it's the fourth world and in this world when a when a new life comes in it's a sacred time it's an innocent time and that baby has all the potential in the world that a mother or father or a grandparent or an anti-wrinkle could ever dream and wish for for that child so that child is innocent and so much like that when when the day is born we believe that our father the creator people. In the sky the holy people the star people the elemental people the wind people. The water people the mountain people even even the insect and their and the animal people are around the holy. Dt's these spiritual beings that we believe in. They're all out at sunrise to witness the birth in the beauty of the new day to to bless what the potential the same potential that a newborn baby has when it's born every day they bless us with that potential and those abilities and so as a navajo runner. When when we're taught that the first thing you do is wake up and come out of your home or your hogan either the earth the hogan which is shaped like the loom you face. All of our hogan's always faced east for that very reason when you open up your door at the sunrise. Alight shun dean and navajo. It's called sunrays. Those sunrays come into the home and and bless you so at the birth of that new day we opened up the hogan door and we face east and we begin to

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Unpacking Biden's Executive Orders Advancing Racial Equity And Tribal Sovereignty

Morning Edition

02:49 min | 6 months ago

Unpacking Biden's Executive Orders Advancing Racial Equity And Tribal Sovereignty

"Faith and morality require. Among the executive orders He's signed since arriving in the Oval Office for are aimed at advancing racial equity and tribal sovereignty. Earlier this week, we spoke with the Brookings Institution's Andre Perry about one of those initiatives. Tackling discriminatory federal housing policies. I do think this is a start. You have to start somewhere you start with HUD and hopefully mo mentum from the public. Can encourage these other areas to make change. We called on three experts to address the other pillars of the Biden plan, reaffirming tribal sovereignty, ending the federal government's use of private prisons and condemning discrimination, bias and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Ethel Branches. A former attorney general for the Navajo Nation. Paul Butler, is a former prosecutor and author and professor at Georgetown Law and from Citizen University and the Aspen Institute. Eric Liu. I started off by asking. Will these executive orders make a difference? Ethel Branch spoke first. Absolutely. It sends a strong message. Using the language of equity is very hopeful. It's a needed reaffirm INTs to Indian country that this administration's engagement with Indian nations will be very different from the last administration and also signals that some of the things that were under way under the Obama administration will be put back into place. But I think this is just a start. If President Biden really wants to reaffirm tribal sovereignty we need to start talking about Lifting the federal chains essentially that restrict tries from controlling their territory and governing with respect to their people. And Eric Liu, you have written about the experience of Chinese American families. I wonder what you make of this order fighting xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I think President Trump created a frame of permission. That it was okay to be casually racist toward Asian Americans and people of Asian descent. And, as with so much of President Trump's racism he could say, at least on the surface, plausibly. Oh, I didn't mean that that's not meant to be that you're being too sensitive. But I think anybody of actual Asian descent could feel the vibe of disrespect and menace and the form of disrespect comes in this way in particular. Which is You look Asian. I don't really care whether you're Asian, American or Asian from Asia. I'm going to see you as a threat. I'm going to see you as a problem. I'm going to see his escape goat President Biden Simply by changing the tone simply by refusing to speak in that way, makes a big difference. I want to turn to

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Montana tribes begin next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Native America Calling

03:53 min | 7 months ago

Montana tribes begin next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

"This is national native news. Tony gonzalez oklahoma congressman tom. Cole opposes impeaching president trump as members of the house moved to impeach trump accusing him of inciting violence against the government after last week's deadly riot at the us capitol and a house rules committee meeting tuesday. Kohl condemned the violence and called for justice for those who took part in violent acts. Cole says the president bears some responsibility for what occurred but says he will not support. Impeachment differ with my college in the majority. I do not believe there. Proposed course of action. Impeachment is the appropriate solution. I can think of no action. the can take is more likely to further. Divide the american people and by putting the country through the trauma of another impeachment. As i speak today. We're just eight days from the end of president trump's term of office next week president-elect biden will take the oath of office as the president of the united states at a time like this we should be seeking a path forward Healing a path toward healing the american people but instead majorities rushing to judgment without due process. The house wednesday began debate on an impeachment resolution against the president tribes in montana have vaccinated healthcare workers for covid nineteen and are moving forward on plans for community members. Yellowstone public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports last week the rocky boy health center which serves the chippewa cree in northern montana initiated phase two of the rocky boy covid nineteen vaccination plan misty denny the health centers public information officer says the scheduling team began calling elders age. Sixty five and older on december thirty first to schedule appointments or trying to discourage any kind of elderly patients from this show enough so they've been working diligently to contact the eligible recipients directly by phone danny says the clinic vaccinated healthcare workers from its initial shipment of two hundred doses of moderna vaccine and is using the remainder of its second shipment of two hundred doses for elders prioritizing those over seventy five with medical conditions most montana counties are still in there i roll out of the vaccine to healthcare workers who have direct contact exposure with the virus however other tribes in montana including the crow northern cheyenne black feet fort belknap indian community and the confederated salish and kootenai tribes started vaccinating elderly tribal members. This week. After completing the first phase of vaccinations all tribal members are prioritized to receive the vaccine under montana's vaccination plan native americans and montana have experienced disproportionately high rates of infection and mortality from the corona virus for national native news. I'm caitlyn nicholas. The navajo nation has connected more than seven hundred homes to the electrical grid using covid nineteen relief funds as arizona. Public radio's ryan hinds reports the navajo tribal utility. Authority is using nearly forty million dollars from last year's cares act to improve power lines grid capacity the tribe intended to bring power to about five hundred homes before the end of last year but was able to exceed. The goal is crews worked long hours over several months. It's a continuation of the light up navajo project that began in two thousand nineteen about a quarter of the fifty five thousand households on the navajo nation. Aren't connected to the electrical grid. It prevents access to running water reliable lighting heating and cooling as well as modern refrigeration and internet access the navajo tribal utility authority is also installing. Solar power systems in two hundred homes and several families have received bathroom additions in water. Cisterns using cares act funding. It's all part of a broad plan approved by the tribe in august for electrical water infrastructure and broadband projects in all the federal covid relief package allocated more than seven hundred million dollars to the navajo nation for national native news. I'm ryan hunches in flagstaff and demand. Tony gonzales

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Washington State sues government, push for COVID vaccine uptake, and indigenous rights activist dies

Native America Calling

03:57 min | 7 months ago

Washington State sues government, push for COVID vaccine uptake, and indigenous rights activist dies

"The national native news on tonia gonzales washington state attorney general bob ferguson announced. The state is suing the federal government to stop. Its plans to sell the national archives building in seattle the government which ship off digitize records to archive centers out of state as steve jackson reports. Tribal nations are among those that. Want the information to stay in the pacific northwest. Bob ferguson says. The plan violates current law. Because there's an exemption for buildings the archive being put up for sale if it's used for specific types of research in addition he says the federal government didn't consult with those who would be impacted by the closure that includes twenty nine native american tribes have signed onto the suit. Fawn sharp is the president of the chronology indian nation. She says native americans in the northwest are seeing a resurgence of language and culture and the archive is a vital source for information leading to a point of just having a basic understanding of this rich and baskets and if if this information were to ever leave the pacific northwest there would be a loss gnarly his tribal nation. It'd be lost entire at pacific northwest and put a price on a value of what those are. House at tribal nations ferguson says the suit seeks an injunction to stop the sale of the building. He hopes the case will receive an expedited hearing in federal court for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane leaders and tribal communities are getting creative to encourage uptake of the cove. Nineteen vaccine the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports. The northern arapaho tribe has been hit hard by the pandemic and many tribal members are eager to be vaccinated. That's according to lisa. You're walking with the tribes medical clinic. However there are some that do have questions she says. Clinic staff have been fielding those questions via social media. And they've been getting help from arapahoe. Ceremonial elders like george moss. Who agreed to get the first shot in to have it. Broadcast live on facebook people. To have mr moss him so i can take the vaccine is speaks volumes tribes like the navajo nation had council members get vaccinated on camera. The black feet nation in montana is using the black veep language to counter misinformation and educate members about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for the mountain west news bureau. I'm savannah mar georgina. Lewis from alabama pueblo in new mexico intends to run for congress. The five term state democratic lawmaker and attorney is joining the race for the anticipated of the first congressional district currently held by deb holland holland. Who's a member of laguna pueblo has been picked by the biden harris team for secretary of the interior. If holland's confirmed the state would call for a special election wants the. Us house vacancy occurs with candidates nominated by major political parties in new mexico on her campaign website. Lewis says she's been a tireless champion for the earth people and future generations and would continue. The fight holland began holland. Strong advocate for native american issues environmental issues and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls rancher and indigenous rights advocate carry. Dan has died in nevada. At the age of eighty eight democracy now reports kerry and her late sister. Mary long fought the federal government over land rights and environmental issues. The western shoshoni sisters were committed to protecting their way of life and the rights of their people fighting for land back and land restoration from poisoning. Their legal and political battles began in the nineteen seventies and they spent their lives advocating for indigenous rights. I antonio

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"navajo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

06:05 min | 7 months ago

"navajo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

"Was our favorite show. I told roy. Let's listen to this one episode betty fan and you veronica and we want to try and figure out which girl archie was going to go steady. This can because here. He is again out of the pages of archie comics magazine of all is gang. It andrew andrews archie. We love you. Oh yes Best show then. Chester wrote while as it turned out that broadcast was only the beginning of an archie andrews. Twenty four hour marathon. We listen to the entire thing. Archie never committed to or veronica and jug heads. Jokes just didn't land for us. It was pretty unsatisfying also ended up losing the battle. We forgot to relay any messages from command to the front lines. In a lot of people were angry with us Jk of course jk But there really wasn't archie andrews andrews radio program in the forties. Oh commission if that was like one of like four entertainment options. You had what you just heard people complain about. There's nothing on tv. There's a lot more lan more than there used to be a good old river riverdale high. They're still making archie shows by the way. No part of me understands how that shows survived. Anyway here's what nez really said next that first night rowing crowds in our foxhole side by side but facing opposite directions so my knee was pushed against roy shoulder and vice versa. The water crept nearly chest. High heavy drops felt like bullets causing the water in the foxhole splash we to desert boys at her tales of rain. Like this remember in boarding school white man's bible. I said oldest rain. roy chuckled. Yeah no in the flood. Oh noah hesitated. I volunteered aboard his ark. Right now although we're supposed to take turns on our foxhole sleeping and keeping lookout. Neither of slept gunshot sounded in intermittent bursts. Tearing through the dark soggy blue white artillery tracers streaked across our field of vision enemy artillery shells. Our own shells had red tracers. I couldn't distinguish between the sounds of japanese and american gunfire but the colors were immediately evident in the two of them resided in navajo prayer. In beauty i walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me. I walk was beauty around me. I walk with beauty above me. I walk with beauty below me. I walk the southern kept going with it. He wanted to stay alive. So we can tell his father about how the navajo language helped troops in the novel. Language did help the troops nez and the other code talkers. Were extremely successful. This big first test. The japanese did not break the navajo code and the americans were victorious and taking guadalcanal and defending it. I novel code. Talkers would go on to participate. In every subsequent assault the us marines conducted for the rest of their war in the south pacific. Chester nez himself would fight four different locations and then he was honorably discharged as a private first class in nineteen forty five and returned to serve stateside in the korean war when she was discharged as a corporal november twelfth. Nineteen forty two. Us navy gains a major strategic. Victory on guadalcanal pushing back to japanese invasion force in the solomon islands. I battle in the us is island hopping or leapfrogging campaign. The plan is to jump from island to island. Pushing japan out of the pacific in the guadalcanal campaign also known as operation watchtower over sixty thousand us ground forces will fight over thirty six thousand japanese groundfloor ground forces. My got over seven thousand u. s. marines will die over nineteen thousand. Japanese will die the. Us would lose twenty nine ships including fourteen destroyers and they lose over six hundred aircraft. The japanese will lose almost seven hundred aircraft and thirty eight ships so much carnage more wins for the americans in the pacific theater follow even with the navajo codes though the often come a massive cost on november twentieth nineteen forty three more than fifteen hundred. Americans are killed and fewer than four days of fighting in the brutal battle of toronto micronesia. A toll despite the losses. Us troops to feed the japanese and their conscripted. Korean labor's toronto is one of the bloodiest battles of world war. Two navajos worked around the clock in that battle to send messages and receives him on june sixth nineteen forty. Four navajo code talkers. Make an appearance on the other side of the world crossed the atlantic there on the ground during d day when more than one hundred when more than one hundred and sixty thousand allied troops land. Along a fifty mile stretch of heavily fortified french coastline to fight. Nazi soldiers on the beaches of normandy. France coast the normandy campaign was so or the cost. Excuse me the normandy. Campaign was so high on both sides from d. Day through august twenty first the allies landed more than two million men in northern france suffered more than two hundred and twenty six thousand casualties with over seventy two thousand killed or missing and over one hundred fifty. Three thousand wounded german losses include over two hundred and forty thousand casualties and two hundred thousand captured. Massive numbers death almost incomprehensible scale. July eighteenth nineteen forty four amid mounting losses. Japanese prime minister had decky joe's forced to resign. Things are starting to really turn around for the allies really going into good direction. Allies island hopping campaign has been successful by august tenth. The marietta's islands are now under us control in. The japanese have been forced out of most of southeast asia and a massive part of all the success comes from the constant work. The navajo dockers on october seventeenth. Another success for the allies american general. Douglas macarthur hoping to enact some payback that birth for that bataan death march begins liberation of the philippines from japanese control from february fourth february nineteen forty five british prime minister winston churchill us president franklin d roosevelt and soviet premier joseph. Stalin meet yalta the soviet union. The allied leaders agree to post war treatment of germany. Division of territory in central and eastern europe soviet participation in the war in the pacific an representation in the nascent united nations so the nazis and the japanese still fighting but they are now whether they fully realize it or not clearly going to lose this war. The alta agreement paves the way for the soviet union to enter the war in the pacific against japan. Japan surrendered will lead to the return of territory. 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"navajo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

05:05 min | 7 months ago

"navajo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

"Those young men must have felt in moments how much adrenaline spiking around in their systems. A d. here your heart loudly quickly beaten in your in your ears. You taste blood in the back of your throat moments like that. The high ranking officer also told chester and the other men with him. It's okay to be scared. It'll be foolish not to be scared and you men are anything but fools just remember your training nez and the other code talkers wondered if they would die. It was the most terrifying day of their lives. Guadalcanal invasion and nez words. We approached the northern shore of guadalcanal gray tones of daylight revealed black smoke drifting thick over the island. I offered silent thanks to the navy's pilots who had bombed the enemy hoping to drive them away from the shoreline. Where marines planned our landing. We drew closer in the battleships in our flotilla let loose. The roar of huge weapons made our ears ring shells sixteen inches in diameter plowed into the beach. As we drew closer the black smoke brought in on a heavy slow wind settled on my skin and the sharp smell of explosives stung my nose. I saw helmet floating in the water. I tried not to look too closely now wanting to see whether it was american or japanese. My buddy roy. And i watched the first wave of men laden with gear climbdown. Heavy nets to their landing. Craft must've been around eight thirty in the morning by then everything was gray with rain and smoke. We can do that. Said roy quietly nothing to it. Oh i said navajo biting the word off like the english word out yes. of course we'd practice. Landing climbed down the rope. Nets the rifle grenades or packs jam full with the necessities of war but this time enemy fire tore into the water and ricocheted off the ship. Men cried out wild startled. Shout our legs trembled. Our hands shook. Nothing was the same. We code talkers did not disembark in that dangerous. I assault wave. Apparently marine command deemed our mission to critical as we looked on the landing. Boats filled forming a circle. Offshore and waiting until all the craft and the first wave manned then the shelling from our shifts moved up from the beach to the hills and the boats hit the island all at once when we near the beach marine unlatched. The ramp that formed the bow of the boat. The hinge ramp opened and we rushed down into chest deep water holding their rifles above our heads. In the continuing reign japanese artillery shells exploded around us. Noise roar continues the clamor of an enraged crowd short punctuation individual explosions added to the din. Bodies of japanese and american soldiers floated everywhere. I smell death as bullets. Sliced into the water bloodstain. The tide washing onto the beach. Man should so insane war. I will never pretend to have any idea what it truly feels like. I've never fought i. I imagine words just can't do it justice. I imagine you can just never really know until you know. Chester continues a marine floated nearby. His sightless blue eyes staring up at a foreign sky. I spoke with him only moments. Before entering the landing craft. He'd been in san diego at boot camp and i was there but in a different platoon. I didn't even know his name. My body went cold. My throat tightened up struggle for breath. My eyes burn with un shed tears after that. I did my best not to look at the faces of the dead navajo belief forbids contact with the dead but we waited through floating bodies intend to not becoming one of them. Close your mind. I told myself. I try not to think about all those dead men. There kindy violently released from this life. I'm marine marine's move forward. I tried to make myself numb. And before i move forward with chester's powerful words here let me quickly define shinde a navajo religious belief agendas. The ghost left behind after a person dies. believed to leave the body with the deceased last breath. It's everything that was bad about the person the residue that man has been unable to bring into universal harmony so it's to be avoided traditional navajo. Practice is to allow deaths to occur to occur outdoors to allow the chimney to disperse. If a person dies in a house or hogan the building is believed to be Inhabited by the chimney is abandoned looking like a ghost chester continues. We push bodies and parts of bodies aside some looking more like raw beef than the limbs of human beings fought our way forward finally fell gasping on the beach on shore. We attempted to find or signed unit japanese fighter planes. Zeros flew overhead. In a formation that equa v formations of canadian geese zero no longer dominated. Allied fighter planes had in the first months of the war but those bright red discs sun symbols on the undersides of its wings set a chill down my spine. I knew those enemy planes carried machine guns cannons and bombs once chester talkers found their unit. They got right to work with their coats in the middle of all. This chaos narrates again. Some of the code talkers joked around a lot probably relieved the constant tension. But roy and i were temperamentally well suited to each other The gravity of our code work the gravity of our code work kept us both pretty solemn although we appreciate it a good laugh what. It was provided. By one of the other men roy was superb with the code. He and i we never once let other down. We tested our radio with me. Cranking and roy speaking into the microphone. Roy nodded good. Tb x. Radio is unique wireless system that generated. Its.

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"navajo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

05:11 min | 7 months ago

"navajo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

"The one hundred twenty eight th infantry regiment of the thirty second division early one thousand nine hundred eighteen. Both men appear in april. Sixth nine hundred eighteen embarkation list for company. A seventh infantry regiment third division said in from hoboken new jersey in one thousand nine hundred issue indian school journal reprinted from milwaukee wisconsin the sentinel Describes their service like so many indians in the war. These men were used for scouts. Snipers and telephone operators enduring their seven weeks in the frontline trenches had many interesting and exciting experiences. Another place where they were invaluable was in transmitting messages where there was a possibility of messages being intercepted by germans. In these cases the indians would transmit the messages in their own tongue. Both these men wounds on june twenty-first in france and both would recover their used for military communications in june. Or their use of you know use it. They're language for military communications in june of nineteen eighteen. The earliest dated use of american indian military communicators. That we know of and there were other native world war. One code talkers comanche. Soldiers aided in the three hundred and fifty seven th infantry regiment ninetieth infantry division. Lakota yanked cheyenne men Use code doctors of osage served in world war one. Some also used as code talkers. None of these soldiers received any official recognition until the late nineteen eighties. When the choctaw comanche began recognizing their own code talkers who had died by that time following the award of gold and silver congressional medals to the navajo code talkers world war. Two in two thousand and two thousand one other tribes and began recognized their code talkers including many of the woodward one veterans who chartered the course for the world war. Two codebreakers follow us native languages for secure for secure communications in world. War one came in two forms. Type one native code talking about the use of native language with additional specially encoded vocabulary. Such as what the choctaw created near the end of the war at whole big white dick bosman with a tiny peak paints then type two native american code talking involved only use of everyday vernacular native languages because they were unknown. Do the germans also worked effectively. Both types set a precedent for development of similar systems in world war two following world war one in the long build to lead to world war two. The germans did everything they could not get food. In the same way again following the war nazi authorities and a team of thirty anthropologists to the us to learn native languages and fucking scheming. They're getting ready for that war for years. The sneaky fuckers picture. These germans is not a very good job trying to sneak in well. Kim mean ten wrinkle and this is my visit psychic naughty. I mean. I mean the german anthropologist cowl. He's a wonderful mind taking a break from trying to find the soul. Tunnels envy volunteering. We could learn the native tongues to aid us on a quest takeovers avowed and we make it in our own image hoping to turn the spear of destiny. I mean we are students. How studying shavings car. Says it would be nice to maybe break some codes down the road and say i mean. Learn things for you. Just please let us at london. Languages are only make sense. If you heard the nazi search for the holy grail suck from year ago Sorry not sorry. If you haven't heard that anyway clayton vogel who helped establish the navajo code talker program wrote about successful german efforts in the nineteen forty two letter instead. The navajos the only tribe in the united states. It is not been infested with german students. During the past twenty years these germans studying the various tribal dialects under the guise of being art students anthropologists etc have undoubtedly attained a good working knowledge of all travel dialects except navajo. How crazy is that. Only one dr not infested with german students fucking sneaky nazis now picturing even something more ridiculous picture classroom some small tribes. You know ten or fifteen young kids. Five six years old sitting another their teacher learn their language. Then there's just like this one full grown just very pale skinned german. He's makeup dark and a lot of the skin were out of date. Moccasins like really like stereotypical cliche. Loincloth forget headdress. Just trying to another kid. Excuse me sir. what are you doing here. This is a class for first grade. Mccaw students that is i'm here. That is what i am. I am running with german shepherds. I'm a typical six year. Old native child. Vincent unquenchable says from my language in my heritage dude. You're german and you're at least thirty. Get the fuck outta here The navajo language. Although by far the most commonly spoken language now also one of the most notoriously difficult to master how for us us assimilation efforts not wipe it out. It'd be so good world war two. Now let's get into one or two never about world war one about Fight in europe now for the giants head to world war two the south pacific jump into some navajo code talking in our timeline. After a quick sponsor break twenty twenty. What a year. Twenty twenty was full of unique challenges. That made many if not most of us change our whole way of living and now twenty. Twenty one is here. We don't know what twenty twenty one.

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"navajo" Discussed on The Storyteller

The Storyteller

06:00 min | 9 months ago

"navajo" Discussed on The Storyteller

"Style. Good day welcome my friends to the storyteller where you'll find first nations people from across native north america who are following. Jesus christ without reservation on today's program we'll hear from a navajo woman who grew up in difficult circumstances but it was in those hard times that she learned to survive. Hello my name is janet martinez manappl- ending from the novel reservation. Though i'm in oklahoma now where ken and having a family here. My thoughts always back to the childhood. That i have had under vacation. I have two brothers and one sister that i grew up with and <hes>. My father was the fifth generation of medicine. Man my two brothers never took up the trade so he was the end of the medicine men in our generation. My mother was <hes>. A high school graduate and was attended a nursing school when she <hes>. Got sick and she had to return home. She was one of two children of my grandmother. Who was who was a deaf mute. So that's how my father mother matt. He was married to my aunt and since she came back and started taking care of my oldest brother. I never thought of him as <hes>. As a cousin. We've always said you know he will. All brothers and sisters would never made that distinction between the family but she had returned home and she died of tuberculosis. My mother and dad got together like that. Taking care of the the one son that he's had and eventually they had gotten together and hit the three of us which <hes>. We grew up on a reservation. Like i said my two older brothers and my sister went to private school on reservation. They called ganado mission but <hes>. My family always well especially my dad. He always wanted me around. Hit at want me to leave. He said that three kids had gone on to a private school. And but this is my last daughter out you know. Let me let me. Just keep her at home. Some of the head agreed. And i went to cornell. Highschool ganado is a little bitty town probably about ten miles or fifteen miles from st michael's and it was a public school but was <hes>. About six years old. When i first started kindergarten because my aunt had died of tuberculosis my mother head caught that the burqa losses and also my grandmother and so they were sent to colorado springs for two years to sanatorium to get well and come back and she made that sacrifice for my sister and i to go to that boarding school all we did were were housed there and then we were bus. After two years. She was cured and she came back to the reservation. We went back with our father in <hes>. Went to the public school. We got we move closer to the highway. Which will walk in like about eight miles to the highway to catch the bus in the during the wintertime. That was real trying time for us and so we move closer to the highway which was like a quarter of mile off highway. We move to continue to go to canario graduated from colorado high school. But all during this time. That i was going to school and in my <hes>. My teenage years my parents. My mother didn't drink but my father was an alcoholic. I remember him times coming home and beating up my mom and pour wine on her head because she wouldn't drink it and it was. It was a very scary time for for my sister's nine. Somehow sometimes we she would get away and she takes the two of us and we run away and stay in the woods and just huddled together and freeze and until he went to slave or he passed out or you know our gone went somewhere would come home and it was. It was difficult childhood that we've had but still my mother didn't drink and so that was. That was good for us. But for some reason she started drinkin- we were when i was about eight years old. I had a couple of beers and just graduated by the time i graduated from high school. She was a full blown alcoholic. I mean it just. It just took care of everything from from our home. They were never home. When you're under the summertime out of school. I would have to herd sheep with my death mute grandmother. We were out there weeks at a time and they would never return home that go on a drunk and they'd never come and there was times that we just practically run out of food and so i told my grandmother one day i was probably ten or eleven which is out of food and she head she had noted some grease in the some lard in a little pain and she put salt in it and she and i had a piece of bread and we just dip our bread and in the in the make sure there was what we had for dinner

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"navajo" Discussed on The Storyteller

The Storyteller

04:04 min | 10 months ago

"navajo" Discussed on The Storyteller

"Finished. was paid in full. That's when I got convicted may disagree. God what I've done. I'm so messed up to he loved me. This God of the universe. was convicted. That's when I just can't sit still I can't a have to. Raise. My hand on passers invited hand I went down to I'll. And the pastor says, how can I pray for you? In I said you know. I'm worthless trash. At her husband father. So. Passionate. Won't you tell it got but as I was crying a gum on nays until I don't know who you are. Bhagat. Forgive me. Take. Me trash on her hubby husband be Father Please I. Beg you. He did hear my prayer. From Dennen I quit just sobered up seem everything just fell off all the weight all the trade was on me. It just disappeared. I. Feel like a new person young man just Mug Ash. So one came to describe it. The verse that comes to Mind Right now second Corinthians five seventeen therefore in a person is in Christ he's a new creation or new creature. All things pass away no things have come. To us. From day one, they were so happy life change. Whatever they shared with me I know in the past thieves be hesitant to come close to me. Especially when I'm coming home drunk. Nowadays no more, everyday. Two Hey daddy data the students let's do this. Wow so wonderful. We went to church. Every Sunday. We want to be there. We want to take our kids to church. We tend Lot Bible Studies. A PASTORS That shepherdess lobsters shrimp tremendously. But louder lives in our lives. How that? It's not that. A cause of their anglos are missionaries, Passer snow. They were sheltered of God. Carrying so much. For someone, New Baby Christ's. And the shepherdess. Has Been Changed. Wanted to see my my dad. WENT TO UTAH. which I found he met. At, at his grave and all the angles dumped complete. I'm glad that the early life my life, this suspend two savage was establish tremendously. I. Think that's what. I what I am now Looking to realize the salvation is so wonderful. and His love forgiveness repentance. Again to realize what he did for this kid that nobody want. I'm glad he did it to me. My friend. What God did for milt he can for you listen to Jesus words for God. So loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that who so ever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Interested. In what you've heard, please visit our website without reservation dot com and click on the TAB new life. You can also write to us at the Storyteller Po box one, thousand and one BEMIDJI Minnesota five, six, six, one, nine. Our phone number is eight, seven, seven, seven, six, six, four, six, four, eight, and you can also find us on facebook at without reservation. Thanks for listening and remember the greatest story took place at the Cross for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. My friends, there are more amazing stories to tell. So be sure to join us again next time as we listen to the storyteller..

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"navajo" Discussed on The Joys Of Binge Reading: The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

The Joys Of Binge Reading: The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

09:35 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on The Joys Of Binge Reading: The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

"I'm the books they are obviously all set in Navajo country. But you didn't focus on different geographic locations at an indifferent start judge and I wondered for somebody who'd Never Bane to the South. Waste isn't a way that they could visit and become a little bit patient informed. I mean obviously not in the next few months that win. International driving resumes again is a well-known ways that you can really get to know more about. Naba who coach on the ground. Yes yes. It's really not not that difficult When I when I was was a working on spider woman's daughter I also worked for a company Rhodes scholar. I don't know if you've used to call them elder hostel elder. They decided that all of us elders would rather have a more upscale name. They do tours. I think I think about ten detours into Navajo country. It also go to Zuni Pueblo. And they bring in Navajo Artists Navajo restoring to talk to the people who were on those groups and itself. It's a way to explore Indian country without having to drive yourself if you're if someone is interested in that the as I mentioned a part of the jail Taylor is set at the Navajo Cultural said you're in window. Rock is run by the tribes themselves. It's offers a wonderful wonderful introduction to Navajo culture. A have a a video of all about healing plants. And how they're used in it how they're used for for healing and also how can use it if you have a sore throat you WanNa Cup of tea. It's a really interesting video. And then the museum itself tells the story of the Navajo people from their own perspective. I think when Iraq is the capital of the Navajo nation. And if I were planning planning a visit to Navajo Land I would start. I would start in rock another place I would go would be that the town of Tubas city which is right on the border of hoping and to the city has what's called the Interactive Navajo Museum in the right. When you come to the museum they have a wonderful another wonderful video that explains the Navajo Origin Story. And it's a Navajo ended English and it just. It's just such a really such a gift to people who are curious about the Navajo culture. And then the the museum is arranged as it would be if you were going into a Hogan and it talks about Oh she and Rodeo Navajo language and Navajo Jewelry and Navajo Education. Anyway it's that's another one wonderful place it's the Navajo. Nation has a good website for jurists. And I would highly encourage people who are interested visiting to look at that Kennedy Shea Monument Valley definitely put those on your list. There are many many resources so yeah and it's like anything the more you learn the more the more at any kind of visit to India country will really mean Marci. It's lovely I will make sure report links to those places on the blog. Post so that he can collector. That's wonderful the tune into your wider career. A little bit. You mentioned that you were journalists for you. Became a novelist tennis local about life before you became a fulltime Navas Oak Shea. I think having might might be for. My Dad became a novelist. He also was a journalist. And I think I don't know if it's in your genes or if some of it is in is in the environment but you know when you grow up with apparent is so passionate about about what they do. I think it just it. Certainly my dad's passion for journalists pattern effect on me so Would I know when I was growing up? I think like a lot of a lot of young people I I love to read. I love to write and so when people would say to me you know so. Are you going to become a journalist like your dad or are you going to become a scientist like your mom and I'd say no? I'm my own person so I went to college and I took all kinds of courses. I took an anthropology and biology music and luckily when I was in school there was something called a university university. College Major. Were you could put all those forces together kind of get out of school but after about three years of doing that. It dawned on me that I did not want to be in school for another three years and then I might need to get a job someday so then I looked at all those credits and I had to admit that I really did love to write and I loved being on the cusp of finding out what was happening. And that's really the gift. Journalism gives you so. I decided I would put all my care all my credits in basket and see if I could get a degree in journalism shows and fortunately or unfortunately at that point. My Dad was head of the journalism department and so appreciate. I have a great dad because he never pressured me but when I said I think I'm going to major in journalism he said. I think you'll really enjoy it and I think that's I think you have the right the right personality and the right set of skills to do that so Anyway I got my degree in journalism and then I worked at the newspaper in Santa Fe for about fifteen years and then I decided that I should that I was. I had always thought it would might need to be a mom so I I got pregnant and was able to amazingly works. Were just part time while I was while I was raising my son in I did. Some allied became the editorial page editor for both of our local papers here. And I think a lot of people when you're in journalism people see your name they see your byline and they see that you know had the story together so I got some offers to do some nonfiction books so while I was working fulltime in journalism I did some travel books and then my my son was getting older and I'm thinking Golly Gee I'm GonNa have to put this kid through college and as much as I love journalism. I didn't know the salary so I had a friend who worked for a financial company doing investor investors indications. I thought well that doesn't sound as exciting as journalism but it sure would be nice to be able to help this pay tuition so I did. That was a venture capital company. I did that for a year and that was when we had our first big recession and for Spencer. Capital was one of the very for speaks. It went down an investor. Communications was one of the very first things got cut. Oh I look I had been doing some freelancing and I had done I had an offer to do a I had been doing restaurant reviews for the for both of the votes of the papers and one of the publisher said. Why did you put together a little restaurant guide? I live in Santa Fe which is one of the was one of the prime trysts distant nations. We'll see what happens after after Colin so anyway. Insanity has a lot of relief. I must so I put together a little that little book called Santa Fe flavors and did really well and so then and I looked the tribe I worked with there was a small publisher in Utah called Gibson Gibbs Smith press so then they said today out. We'd like to another book on Saturday Gardens. What do you think and my mom had been a master gardener and I'm not much of a gardener but I appreciate a good gardens and I know how to energy people. I said sure that would be fun. So my husband and I went out. Did this was called gardens of Santa Fe and that was really don. Is Our first experience working together on a on a long-term project and that did really well too. And so in the meantime because I lost my other job my I had a friend who knew something about the business of putting conferences together and she said why don't we do a writer's conference in Santa Fe but instead of reading in the the traditional model for us out here in the Boondocks is if you bring in some big big guy like John Grisham and you payment ton of money and then you get all your little New Mexico people who WANNA be writers to come in and listen to him and I said well you know. Why don't we use my dad? I think he would be happy to be a faculty member and he knows people and we know people so we put. We used my dad for for a couple years as the keynote speaker and used his connections in the world of New Mexico riding in South.

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"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

Get Sleepy

08:56 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

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"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

Get Sleepy

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

"It's the kind of activity the mind gets lost in repetitive. And calm yet creative. It's the perfect mixture to cause the time to fly by the simple up and down movement this meditative with their fingers. The women and two girls thread their yarns back and forth over and under ro after road even as they switch colors. The rhythm of weaving remains steady Slowly the pile of yarn grows smaller and the weavings begin to take shape. Some of the women have been working on their weavings for months or even years. They are labors of love that stretch for yards. But KYW's weeding today is going to be a small one a snapshot of the sky. Once she finishes the last row of powder Blue Kaya a just a few corners and admires her work Dolly finishes her weaving to she removes it from the loom and holds it up green triangles. Mingle among lattice of Orange Stripes. It's simple appearance hides the complexity behind the perfect placement of triangles. The to exchange weavings appreciative to each have a way to remember their time together. They say goodbye to the weavers still hard at work and head further into the village toward the sheep. The ground is softer here. The plant life is plentiful. Kaya pets a sheep as she walks by. Its Wall is tangled and fluffy it lifts. Its nose toward her hand. In a friendly way as if to make the padding last longer Dolly and Kaya Stop to inspect some of the plans most abundant are small rugged bushes CACTI and short succulents occasionally patches of Long Grass. Make an appearance. Many of the plans have healing properties though Li points these ones out she plucks a few leaves and flowers one by one and places them into deep pockets and her skirt Kaya Benz down to observe unusually short cactus. A wide flower blooms on top of it which seems out of place given the surroundings. The flour is silky and delicate almost translucent. The afternoon sun is falling lower in this guy casting shadows across the sand. The girls head back to the heart of the village. The desert air is beginning to cool the temperature ships. Here between day and night are significant Everyone in the village is gathered around a fire. Several dozen villagers all young stand together all wearing moccasins on their feet. The men have breached cloths wrapped around their waists while the women were skirts. The chief of the tribe stands tall and proud his long feathered headdress waves gently in the wind. Children's KIP around the fire tossing in twigs and leaves. A celebratory mood is in the air. All the villagers seemed to be unhappy spirits though Li Informs Kia that this is the last day of a canal ceremony which takes place when a girl reaches puberty. Ooh The medicine man sings a song to begin the ceremony. She has a red cloth wrapped around his forehead and many necklaces made of beads and animal teeth. He sings to a girl in a long red dress. She smiles proud to be growing older and wiser. After a song and downs. The girl makes an offering to mother. Earth a corn cake that she made with her mother the previous day. Some of the corn cake is also given to the rest.

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"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

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04:30 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

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"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

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01:58 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

"The bare ground crunches gently underneath her sandals sending an almost unnoticeable cloud of dust into the air with each step children giggle as they play. Games can run around the village. She passes a group of women sitting in a circle wooden looms in their laps. We've cloths and fabrics with intricate designs. Kia greets the women with smile and a brief morning pleasantries pausing only momentarily before continuing onto the edge of the village. Today Kaya is going to visit a nearby Navajo village. They call themselves the name people but outsiders call the Navajo. They don't live far. In fact Kayak can practically see their phillips from here. The flat.

"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

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02:58 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on Get Sleepy

"But eventually as the sun began to fade and you relaxed into the night you slowly and gradually ease the pressure off of the pedal you sensed the deceleration New York. Dane intern your body and your mind off started to slow down a bit by bit steadily coasting toward bedtime. And now you find yourself laying in bed leaving the lost fragments of the day behind concise. Louis take your fit completely off. The pedal easing away any racing film. I'm bringing your day to end as the pressure is released. You are now free to stop rest a recharge Unless you begin to fall sleek Nine drift to a clear desert morning land is quiet. Nature is just beginning to wait. It is a warm day in the village were Kyle lives with her family and community tribe of Hopi Native Americans in the American southwest..

"navajo" Discussed on The Storyteller

The Storyteller

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on The Storyteller

"Steig good welcome my friends to the storyteller where you'll find first nations people from across native North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation the change that Christ grease into the heart of men is unmistakable. That's what happened to Lawrence Alfred from the Navajo Nation. When he decided to follow Jesus Christ after that I was at work and the sky he named Santa Latsman less bless his heart. He he sent something. That was wrong with me we. We became real good France and he told me he says you know Lawrence. You know I know you're not you're running away from something and he says I sense that you are married and you're running around with these ladies. I have the ability to tell him. Quit talking to me. Because he was a good friend of mine and he had me over a Bible and told me Jesus can help me as I was reading my Bible a couple of weeks after the ceremony for me. I was prompted to read the Bible and I opened the Bible. Now a seredin. I came to a chapter in John Chapter Ten. I really love this. I in this part of my testimony and hit me right between between the I and it's in John Chapter Ten Verse Eleven Ridden Audit An IV and. It says that I am the Good Shepherd Jesus talking. He says I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd leads down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep so when he sees the wolf coming he abandoned sheep and runs away then. The Wolf attacks and scatters the man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing forty sheep. I am the Good Shepherd I know my sheep. My sheep knows me just says the father. No SME- I know the father and I laid down my life for the sheep all the things that my wife was telling me came together and all the things. My son was conveyed to me when he was four or five years. Old telling you Jesus died for me and that he would never leave me that he bring me out at this whole that I was in and gradually bring me over to him and understand him intimately all came together in that. I said I had just read and from that time on. Got All my knees and just simply ask Jesus if you are real are real to my wife real to my son real to the rest of the people that believe in Jesus Christ then come real to me from that moment on asserted following our Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ I know. No one is like in Christ. Jesus the Lord one one incident he restored was relationship between me. And my son my son DOES MINISTRIES DOWN IN. Tucson helps a passer and he has a leading role in Detroit and one day. He says he seemed like his ministry had stopped. He went to his passer tortillas passer and he asked passer why do I feel that way and he's passer says to him. Maybe you don't have no forgiveness in your heart for certain person or something that you have not forgiven. Says I knew all along what it was but I wanted someone to tell me I knew I had no forgiveness for you dad because of all the things you did to me when I was a child he says that I seen you mess around senior. Do a lot of things that were wrong. I used to end up in the bars with you and play video in slowly. Drink and laugh. We're here friends and the corner play pool and things like that and I didn't like it. I like that type of life with you but I had a feeling that I had to safeguard and to make sure that you weren't coal on you. Pass out mature eating hurt yourself and that while I was eight years old I used to drive you home. And that traffic on eighty nine cards SOCO seventy five sixty five miles an hours drunks on the highway and I drove you home and we we got home. I so wait for you until you get up cupboard you with blankets knows our regrets that I have. And He came back from Tucson almond that story and he told me I forgive you on those things that to me is my life was a good life. That seems like I had to take care of my dad all the time instead of my dad taking care of me inside grew up fast while I was a child and his you forgive me for that and we sat at a table. I think tim on. My wife also told me she forgave me for the things. I'd done my oldest daughter set the same thing to me. She said she forgive me. And my children and my daughter's all one oven praise God never seen me drink or mistreat my wife or mistreat. The family came home and throw things around and make a fool out of myself and cause disturbance incite out. She never seen me do that. She doesn't understand. She just hear stories about it because like I said I ask the Lord to become real for me and as I read the Bible I I. I started to sense a person that loved me a love that I never neum in my whole life. Love with my wife is different love. My children is different by here is our Lord and Savior. That loved me so much that I can tell him anything one on one relationship and he would understand me and I could feel his loving harm. Surround me and tell me son. I forgive you come home. You are my child your special to me you know when someone says at heart to walk away from a person like that and Jesus did that to me. He understood he forgave. He showed me the way to walk and he gave me a light. He gave me if future. He says you know I love you so much. That's what Jesus done for me and I know no other there will take my sins and die for me and take place for me. One time I ended up in jail I was driving the you. I you know. There's nobody that came up beside me and say I will take your punishment for you but Jesus did that to me. He says Laura Tell. Take your punishment for you. And he went across and died for me. That's why my I started trust in. Jesus that's why my youngest daughter never saw me Doodo. Things never saw me with the raging anger and and and throw things around and do things I used to do.

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"navajo" Discussed on 1A

1A

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on 1A

"This is A. I'm Joshua Johnson in Washington. Sports can be a life preserver for disadvantaged disadvantaged kids a foot in the door for a college education or even career for some native American tribes in the South West that sport is a unique style of basketball. It's is known as res- ball it's provided connection and competition on reservations hence the name drawing fan bases that are often bigger than the population of the reservations nations themselves. It can also be a path to a better life as one listener told us. I am a prime example of how it changed my life and and not only my life my siblings my family. They've been very supportive with the bullet Rasbol just having to have to play basketball on or near the reservation and during school years it changed me. Personally I was thinking ahead eh on mine was basically to get my schoolwork done and get good grades so I can focus on the sport itself. It was a life changing event. I'm the only person that graduated from the Community Group. And today we will hear about the hoop dreams of a Navajo team in Chin Lee Arizona Zona as they navigate the game adolescence and the challenges of life on a reservation. They're the subject of the new book. Canyon dreams a basketball season on the Navajo nation and joining us from NPR. New York is the book's author New York Times sports columnist. Michael Powell Michael. Welcome to one A.. Thanks very much happy to be here. Also joining joining us from Chandler Arizona on the Navajo nation is role Mendoza. The coach of the boys basketball team at Shenley highschool role. Welcome Gordy and joining us from Albuquerque. New Mexico is Sonny Koch's Chile an English professor at the University of New Mexico and former sports writer for the Navajo Times professor. Welcome Michael. Let's get the basics out of the way define rasbol forest. How's it different from regular plain old? NBA Basketball In some ways played eight at its best. It resembles that of. I don't know the the Golden State Warriors or the Old Phoenix Suns which is say a very very fast relentless Cutting cutting running cutting running shooting In which which everybody can functions together as a unit and players Come on and off almost in hockey shifts supplied at its best. It's a beautiful and very fast Sort of ball and it plays frankly to a lot of Things things that go deep into Some of the native traditions including distance running and that sort of thing. Michael do we know where res- ball came from. Well you know I would. I would probably defer to sunny in particular On that but I guess my thought would be that it both again goes in deep into the traditions of native Americans in that time before horses when they you know running distance running became very important and its distance running is still A real specialty found on many of the The nations in the South West West and as well they were forced many Navajos in particular were forced to go to be. I A schools bureau of Indian affairs schools. And they're they played basketball and in a sort of way part of their own. And I think it also lastly I guess it reflects. It's the kind of communal Nature of you know the one I'm familiar with Navajo. Society where there is an emphasis on traditionally additionally on working together sunny. What would you add to that in terms of where Rasbol came from how it originated I think it's Kinda funny because Michael and I. Actually this is probably one of the first questions. He asked me when he came out to the reservation. And I kind of stumbled upon it as well because I think that it a lot of it did as he mentioned had to do with Running and I and as well as the introduction in native Americans and Navajos going to boarding acting schools because that was really they're they're only way into being introduced to Western concepts Western ideas and four sports as well but running has always been something that the Navajo people and even Americans in general have have kind of had a enact for and then you put a ball in somebody's hand and they're able to run that kind of a nice formula for reservoir or if you will so. I think that that's the furthest out where able to or at least I know of that we can Kind you've pinpoint whereas ball came from sunny you're a member of the Navajo nation. Is that right yes I am. Can you give me a sense of what life is like on the reservation like if I spent a month with you what might I notice. That would be different. In terms of the way that month goes compared to the way my life here in DC Mike go Well all of the conveniences that you have so sure will not be the same How you're used to being able to use your cellular phone whenever and wherever you want and having high speed Internet and connection but we'll definitely change and I think that that being a big part of a lot of people's lives will It's definitely noticeable but in addition I I think that you'll also feel a sense of peace And you'll find a sense of kind of relaxation. I guess because there's not a whole lot to do on the reservation which again I think is where res- ball comes into play for a lot of native kids You'll find that your your thoughts quite a bit that you find yourself so fucking on a lot of different things and that you've taken a lot of things for granted To be quite honest no cell phone and peace with nothing to do right now. Sounds fantastic especially going into an election year. But what about economically roll. I understand that I I would imagine that. Living on the Navajo nation brings a lot of economic economic and and and educational challenges as well. Well I think in that area I think is is trust as far as the mom on the reservation because of the fact that there's hardly any jobs us hard to tough. It's tough to get a job around here and so basically as far as that goes you know people. We'll have a tough time just just being able to get by and as far as basketball they're gonNA find you know. Find a game board that I guess you could say when it comes to basketball wherever you grant showing pound let me just show up you know The A lot of it in history as a coach on the reservation back in the early the amount it affects is thought because we used to have a pack every game that we play home and when the out and you know we start against that allies and all that then people started staying home more and they didn't. We didn't get as many people so I think that's the ad at tennis. When I was with another? They get that again. That's really difficult for a lot of people on the reservation but as far as Sabaki Ball. They'll find a way to get their hair. Oh we're having a a little trouble with your phone connection that I think it's on our end maybe not yours. WE'RE GONNA try to clean that up but for now. Let me come back to you sunny. I WANNA play a clip from the Netflix Docu series basketball or nothing focuses on the same team in the same season as the book Kenya Dreams. Here's a clip from the series of Joseph Associate. He was a senior. You're on the team at the time talking about his life on the reservation we had no running water. We had no electricity. And sometimes we'd have to go to my relatives to shower. You're a mom. She worked really hard. She got a job and now she got US running water. She got her so interesting. She puts food on the table for us. She does all this for.

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"navajo" Discussed on SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human

SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human

09:16 min | 1 year ago

"navajo" Discussed on SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human

"I like they're just like super melancholic but they're so beautiful they're like achingly beautiful oh okay so this is where our musical journey takes a turn I'm ready so Christina is bebopping along happy as a clam singing folk songs playing her flute speaking all kinds of languages and then there was a girl that joined our class in the sixth grade and she was from West Virginia and I went over to her house to play and her mom put on a cassette of the judds and then Bam there was the seductive Twang of country music and they were singing it was amazing and I loved the tight harmonies and I loved the Twain and I remember like it feeling very rebellious you know like that's not the music are supposed to be listening you if you come from like a little older community in western Mass isn't that in Christine as a kid Christina had this strong sense that country music was somehow not appropriate or not right for her in some way while Nori John Folk music of all things was good and safe and connected to home yeah but it's not like she dropped out of school to follow George Strait around the country either while she was secretly listening to dubbed tapes of the judds She was also deepening her interest in languages I developed an interest in indigenously riches in particular and so then in my junior year of high school my mom found out about a retired anthropologist ethnic logist living in our hometown good retried from Wesleyan his his name was David mcallister and she found out that he spoke Navajo Christina met up with David once a week in the basement of the local library to learn as much Navajo or DNA as the Navajos call it as she could let me get the straight Christina is sitting in a basement learning how to speak Navajos and then going home at night to listen to these cowboy country stars and that's kind of funny right the classic cowboys and Indians trope but with the pieces all scrambled up you know I actually asked her about that and she said the irony of it didn't really occur to her are at the time but that's definitely something to think about so hold that thought so yeah so that was a really really powerful part of my high school years because at the end of that year he said you need to go to this place it's called the Navajo nation and you need to go there so you can practice your Navajo Christine actually went on a month long community service trip to North West New Mexico and she loved it so the next year she found an internship at a national park in the Navajo Nation this time she planned to go for the whole summer and it was really sick when I arrived I remember that and I remember wondering if I was going to be able to make it through the Summer those first few weeks of the summer were rough Christina got super sick and at the same time she says that she was really struggling to bridge the cultural gap and then one day at the office one of our supervisors comes in and invites her to a dance dance yeah a dance it was girls night out kind of thing exactly what the doctor ordered for a homesick and still kind of regular sick seventeen year old can also remember you know asking like what you're supposed to wear and I remember the the only boots they had were like my park service issued they were like these Brown hiking boots and I remember feeling really so I just at the end of the day Christina and her co workers in some of their family members packed into a truck they drove to the community center and what Christina calls the more official part of town and also remember this town is about ninety percent Navajo Dinette and so finally we went in and I remember like this Sea of faces I remember there being a lot of what people refer to as potato chip hats you know the sort of class six style western hats and lots of really tightly wrangler jeans I remember seeing this band up on the stage that was mixed dinette an Anglo and I remember like hearing country music hold on the country music she did and this community center was packed with novel who's wearing cowboy hats and wrangler jeans it was and so there are all these people and I remember my face feeling really flushed I remember I was is to dance and someone was very sweet and kind of like you know showed me the basic steps so I could at least make it around the dance floor I mean I remember for me it was a really our fleet evening I remember I love I love going out with my supervisor and my friends and that that was like really really cool to be included I wouldn't have used words then but it definitely felt like sort of a rival moment in the sense like I had somehow been included in something that was important and that significant to people in that particular your community context And I remember being mildly curious like hot this is Kinda cool this is a really interesting thing Um that is interesting yeah and as a fan of country music it really stuck with her fast forward a few years and Christina was in an ethnomusicology AG Masters Program and she's telling adviser about how big country music is back on the Rez as she says and so as soon as I sort of suggested that to my adviser into my mentors at Arizona State that really yeah you should totally do that that's an amazing thing and if you can sort of become part of that world and a part of that scene there were very supportive and so Christina went back to the Navajo nation and fully immerse yourself in the world the whole country she played in Navajo country bands she worked at a Navajo country radio station she wrote her own country songs and then after years of conversation Sion's late night songwriting sessions and performances all across the Navajo nation. She actually wrote a book it's called the sound of Navajo Country Music language and denise belonging okay so let's come back to our initial questions did she figure it all out whether Navajo country music challenge ages are stereotypes of cowboys Indians what country music means to Nabi who listeners and how the Navajo nation embrace country music in the first place yes those are really great questions chip and I think I should ask her Christina thanks so much for joining us yes let me just start right into it with a question about you and your journey we've heard about how music was your bridge into the Navajo nation but what happened next how did you go from there to becoming a country singer songwriter slash Navajo country expert my own education as a musician and as entry artists really was during my dissertation fieldwork playing particularly with one band called native country at many firms and just doing the GIG circuit on the Rez off the Rez in the southwest super intensively for about a year and a half so that was kind of my own musical training as far as country music goes as far as the academic side of country music or country music history are all those sorts of things that started with my master's learning about the history of country music on the Rez sort of it's birth in the late nineteen thirties I mean really not much later after the birth of country music and its own recording history in the late nineteen twenty s with the Bristol sessions ends and the Carter family and all of those particular events so I mean very very early on right it became a really important phenomenon on the Rez and people were listening to it mostly on these little battery operated radios that were portable and so you could bring them for example when you were hurting sheep or you were outside or you're doing chores so it became like this favored companion that people listen to so this is actually one of the most interesting parts of the story right mean country music associated with cowboys and there's the whole cowboys and Indians thing it seems like a contradiction for most folks I know that either love country music our country dances or play country music country music is Dina music like that is their music and so in that way for them there's you know not interdiction at all right like if you think about the theme of Country Songs eight nostalgia loss heartache dispossession I mean all those lane Hand Kinship Family Mama right these are profoundly deaf themes even going back to classic anthropological monographs written about people like pre nineteen fifty two stuff so I think it's mapped.

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"navajo" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"navajo" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"And they're relying these messages again in minutes in each of them would have taken hours to decode. Yeah. Without the the Navajo Kotok. There was another quote from guy. Major Howard Connor who is on Iwo Jima as well in the signal corps. And he said paraphrasing here that the marines would not have taken ill Jima headed not been for the Navajo Kotok the entire operation. It would seem that, you know, the very famous like flag-raising statue Jima. Yeah. Basically a turning point in the Pacific that the entire operation was done in Nava. Who did that was what was spoken over the radio for the tannin operations? Amazing. It really is. I mean, like if you think about how many American lives were saved by that. That's been there was just such a direct contribution to the war. Yeah. Jima EVA's huge. Yeah. I'm gonna tell you say, yeah. This this deserves its own movie treatment like sorta like Hidden Figures. Yeah. Like these. Minority voices who really had this huge impact that never got do. And you know, with never who code talkers, they came back to after the war, and it was classified. What went on until nineteen sixty eight. Apparently, they may have done this in Vietnam and Korea. Although I don't think anyone is totally knows that for sure seems to be rumor. Yeah. But they did not you think like oh. And after nineteen sixty eight they were just put on a pedestal in praised all throughout the United States. That is not true. They were basically sent back to the reservations with what awaited them there, which was poverty and hardship and alcoholism and disenfranchisement and some I mean, some of them were were lucky enough to bootstrap up from military. Imagine I think ones that stayed in the military afterward made a career out of it tended to do better than ones that you know, back. Right after the war. Some of them were able to get into college. Some of them tried to buy houses on the reservation through the GI Bill, which was very much there. Right. As veterans after World War Two, but through a fluke of the treaties that put them on the reservation, they don't they? They didn't actually own the land the land that they owned was held in trust. So they couldn't show the Bank actually owned this land or the guy I'm trying to buy land from owns the land. So the GI Bill was useless for a lot of 'em. Which is a big black eye on. It was just basically par for the course for how most of them retreated afterward. Yeah. I mean, just right back on the reservation. It was just the usual reservation. Life again, nineteen sixty-nine. There was a a reunion at the fourth marine division and seventy one Nixon awarded them a certificate of. Thanks. And a light punch in the arm. Tricky. Dick, nineteen eighty to August fourteenth was declared national code talker day that was for all code talkers, yet, not just Navajo code talkers. But those original twenty nine we're giving a congressional gold medal in two thousand and in two thousand fourteen on June fourth the final original code talker. Navajo Kotel ker Chester nez passed away. And just look at the picture of Chester nez in easy. That sweet face. And he's got the veterans had on that says Navajo code talker on I love those hats, pretty amazing the the the award ceremony. So they were warded the congressional medal of honor in two thousand they originally twenty nine, but when they actually presented the award thousand one by the time, they're only four of them left alive. Yeah. And that's a big criticism to that. It was like probably done this a little little sooner while they were alive. Still. Yeah. Could might have taken sixty something years to sort of get that ceremony in order. They wanted to get everything. Just right. But that was amazing. And yet, hopefully, somebody will make a movie about it. That's not mostly about Nick cage is character. That'd be a white guy. If you want to more about code, talkers, you can search them on the internet, and there's some fascinating stuff out there..

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"navajo" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"navajo" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know

"All right. So like we said at this point in the war when they were brought in the Navajo, code talkers. It was the fighting in Europe was dwindling and the Pacific theater is where things were really happening. And so the first action for the actual Navajo code. Talkers were Guadacanal and. I hope we didn't paint a picture that they're sitting in offices talking to another in an air conditioned office on telephones and just sending orders to go bomb. This place on Saturday. A lot of times these men were on the front lines and relying positions. And what's what it's like on the ground and what's going on? It wasn't just directives to go do this. They were laying important information like live in the moment on the front lines. And to add to this. There was confusion a lot of times even among American soldiers like. To an American soldier fifty feet away. A Navajo code talker. Might look like a Japanese person. Does it where these like the very dumbest soldiers of all? I don't know, man. I mean, it's on record that there was friendly fire because of this. So so there they were actually fired on I saw that like they had like guns pointed at them at some point. And would be like marched over to be interrogated. It was such that they felt like they needed to assign them personal guards has forgive Nick cage. And that's what that movie was about is that he was a white soldier assigned to guard one of the Navajo code talkers because they were being mistaken for Japanese soldiers. Right. But he was also secretly ordered to kill that code talker. And let them fall into the hands of the Japanese. Yeah, I wonder if that's the thing that was wholly created for that movie. Like, it's a I I don't know. I could see it go both ways. Yeah. And I don't know. How smart the soldiers were? And confusing. I don't I don't think it happened very often. And I think all it has to happen is two or three times in all of a sudden, it's part of the legend, you know. Yeah. Maybe so, but it did happen. I mean like it was happened from time time there's a guy named think George McCabe who was enough who co talker who was taken prisoner by American American. Yeah. Because he was standing in a Chow line on the beach Guadalcanal waiting to get food. And the guy was like, you Japanese exactly what it did pointed a gun at and said, you're coming with me. And there was like sorry, but William McCabe, I'm sorry. But that was that's yeah. I if you look at a picture of a Navajo code talker. Yeah. Look at a picture of Japanese person. I don't see the the resemblance you should been on the front lines, my friend. I would have been like to. What are you doing? Yeah. The the language itself. And again, this is kind of funny because the language sounds nothing like Japanese, but sometimes US radio operators would jam the frequency. I guess I mean, the grabs her said the because they mistook it for Japanese. I imagine they just heard a foreign language and just jammed it, right? I don't know if they necessarily thought it sounded like Japanese sounds like its own thing for sure. Yeah. Maybe they had no idea what Japanese or Navajo even sounded like it was just like, it ain't English. Maybe they were under orders for like. Yeah. It's not an English jam. Yeah. Possibly could see that. So these like we said the speed was one of the real keys and just how quickly they could get these messages delivered. And it allowed them to. Here's a his a great quote from Philip Johnston who started the program he said during the first forty eight hours, and this Iwojima he said while we were landing and consolidating our short positions had six Abajo radio. Nets operating around the clock in that period alone. They sent received more than eight hundred messages without an error in forty eight hours man, eight hundred messages, no mistakes. No mistakes. That's amazing..

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"navajo" Discussed on 1075 KZL

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03:20 min | 3 years ago

"navajo" Discussed on 1075 KZL

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