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NPR’s Anne Hoffman and Maria Hinojosa of LatinoUSA are looking for answers:
The Navajo Nation is a stunning aerial tour of southwest scenery by Cancun-based photographer and videographer Agata Lanz Faura
Enjoy “un viaje aéreo por las tierras sagradas de los pieles rojas,” she writes. “Monument valley, Mexican Hat, Archies, son algunos de los paisajes, que representan parte del hermoso y enigmatico wild west.”
Everybody in Cleveland sure Loves You Some Indians, says Navajo poet Rowie Shebala. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, doncha know. We’re honoring your culture.
Slate’s infographic mapping magic illustrates what we knew already — across most of the United Estates, Spanish is almost always the most commonly-spoken language besides English.
But after English and Spanish, what’s Numero Tres? Here in California, it’s Tagalog, first language of a quarter of all Filipinos and the second language of most. Pinoys, ruled by both Spain and the U.S., are the honorary (?) Latinos of Asia.
Tagalog? If you’ve got cooties, or play with a yo-yo, or live in the boondocks, you’re speaking Tagalog.
There are also unexpected results in Texas and Florida and New York and Illinois and…. Here’s the spoken language third place map:
The 1977 classic has been translated into many languages, and the latest effort is the brainchild of Manuelito Wheeler, director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz.
“We needed a way to preserve our culture,” Wheeler tells NPR’s Robert Siegel. “Language is at the core of a culture. And I felt we needed a more contemporary way to reach not just young people but the population in general. And so, that’s when the idea of translating a major movie into the Navajo language came up.”
Here’s the NPR interview:
OpenMinds.TV reports: “The Navajo Rangers have been modestly performing their duties on the reservation for more than 50 years…[and]…their investigations have included UFO sightings, paranormal cases and Bigfoot.”
In March, the Rangers’ work attracted the attention of the news team at the local CBS TV station. Here’s their exclusive news video: