Navajo Nation

Meeting with a Navajo Code Talker

Meeting with a Navajo Code Talker

Recently, Amizade volunteer Theresa Ferraro alongside her friends from Weatherby…

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Sharing and learning in the Navajo Nation

Sharing and learning in the Navajo Nation

By Amizade alum Kira Traxler When given the option to…

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Navajo Nation: Something I Never Expected

Navajo Nation: Something I Never Expected

The only expectation I had for my first trip to…

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Santa Clara Track Team Runs in Tuba City

Santa Clara Track Team Runs in Tuba City

March 2014 marked Santa Clara University’s 10th consecutive year partnering…

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Chester Nez, Last of the Navajo Code Talkers

Chester Nez, Last of the Navajo Code Talkers

Chester Nez was among the first group of Navajo Code Talkers recruited in 1942, often referred to as the “Original 29.″ These 29 were the first to devise the code based on the Navajo language and chosen as a because its syntax and tonal qualities were almost impossible for a non-Navajo to learn, and it had no written form. The code was incredible successful and was never deciphered by the Japanese.

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"Middle of Somewhere" – The Navajo Nation

"Middle of Somewhere" – The Navajo Nation

I met the student group at the Phoenix airport and…

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Celebrating Navajo Code Talkers Week, August 14 – 19, 2011

Celebrating Navajo Code Talkers Week, August 14 – 19, 2011

From 1942 to the end of World War II, more…

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Coal Mine Canyon: A Hidden Wonder in the Navajo Nation

Coal Mine Canyon: A Hidden Wonder in the Navajo Nation

The narrow and desolate Highway 264, on the edge of…

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The More You Stare, The More You See

The More You Stare, The More You See

One night over spring break this year, I was lying on the hood of a car in Tuba City, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation Native American reservation. Gazing up at the stars above, unobstructed by trees or buildings, I reflected on my week with new friends doing the same by my side. The stillness and peace was broken seconds later as one of our friends proclaimed, “the more you stare, the more you see.”

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