Life on the Navajo Reservation: One Family’s Story

By Hailey Suina  Emotional and intimate, the film “The Blessing” explores the life of Lawrence Gilmore, a Navajo coal miner struggling with the repercussions of desecrating a sacred mountain in order to provide for his family. Emmy® Award winning team Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein capture the personal conflicts of a Navajo family from their spiritual life, to the harsh realities of working to survive....
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Gallup’s Silver Lining

Imagine driving Eastbound on Interstate 40. You’ve already crossed the California/Arizona state line, and you’re reaching the eastern end of Arizona. The New Mexico border is a just a few miles ahead. You notice plastic animals: a deer, bear, and elk are propped against red cliffs towering above a tall wooden fence with “Chief Yellowhorse”...
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Is Language a Virus? Grappling with the study of indigenous languages

On Oct. 18, 2011, local members of Pueblo tribes congregated at the Institute of American Indian Arts to discuss the future of language education. Each Pueblo member raised issues of sustainability of their respective Pueblo languages. Each faces issues of losing that language due to the growing usage of the infectious English language. Pueblo members...
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