‘Aoo', ts'ídá t'áá'aníí 'ádíshní = Yes, I am really telling the truth. #DinéBizaad @NavajoWeb
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The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles.

Events

August 7-13 Diné Bikéyah Yikáá' Hólóonii Baa Ákohwiindzin (Indigenous Peoples Week 2017); hashtag: #ipw7

September
Navajo Nation Fair
http://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair-history

February 2018 Responsible Travel Week


Headlines

Living Planet: Navajos uranium legacy
FInding Nemo in Navajo
Navajos buy back artifacts at Paris auction
Climate-change-turning-sacred-land-against-Navajo
navajo-four-sacred-colors
Officials: Trust settlement is step toward ‘wrongs being corrected’ - @navajotimes
10 Things You Need to Know about the Navajo - @indiancountry
Navajo language chosen for new ‘Star Wars’ dub - @thenewmexican
Navajo Nation To Open First Arizona-Based Casino - @indiancountry

News

Navajo Times - @navajotimes
Indian Country Today - @indiancountry

RSS

navajo - Google News

Ahxéhee’ baa náhwíínílne’ígíí = Thank you for your retweets = Gracias para tus retuits @NativeInnovate @NavajoWeb


New

‘Aoo', ts'ídá t'áá'aníí 'ádíshní = Yes, I am really telling the truth. #DinéBizaad @NavajoWeb https://twitter.com/NavajoWeb/status/811814779467624448

B&Bs

http://www.shashdine.com
http://navajotimes.com/biz/no-place-like-it
https://plus.google.com/u/0/101258257302838418568/posts
https://www.facebook.com/ShashDineEcoRetreat

Navajo Code Talkers

http://www.navajocodetalkers.codes



Font

http://www.lapahie.com/dine_bizaad.cfm
http://www.languagegeek.com/font/fontdownload.html

Keyboard Installation

http://academy.nativeinnovation.com/2016/06/17/installing-navajo-keyboard-layout-on-os-x
http://www.languagegeek.com/dene/keyboards/romdene.html
http://academy.nativeinnovation.com/2015/07/23/using-the-navajo-keyboard-within-google-chrome
http://navajoweb.blogspot.com/2013/11/connect-discover-with-navajo-keyboard.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/navajo-keyboard/id577841547?mt=8

Diné Bizaad: Navajo Language App
Apps

Crowdsourcing Helped Build New Diné Language App - @indiancountry
Leaving a Digital Footprint: Diné language app offered for mobile users
Crowdsourcing Helped Build New Diné Language App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dine-bizaad/id914242572?mt=8
http://nativeinnovation.us/index.php/the-new-dine-bizaad-app-for-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-09-01-how-edtech-startup-native-innovation-goes-the-extra-300-miles-for-navajo-customers

It was a satisfying end to the day.
Nizhoni = That is beautiful

Blogs

http://chacorunner.blogspot.com

Culture

http://navajopeople.org/navajo-culture.htm

Radio

http://www.ktnnonline.com - @KTNN

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/navajo-word-of-the-day
https://soundcloud.com/navajowotd
https://soundcloud.com/nativeinnovation - @NativeInnovate

Water is Life = Tó éí ííńá át’é @TwinArrowsAZ @NativeInnovate @nihizaad
Water is Life = Tó éí ííńá át’é @TwinArrowsAZ @NativeInnovate @nihizaad

Twitter

@NavajoWeb
@nihizaad
@NavajoToursUSA
@NativeInnovate
@techkialo
@jay_soc
@FlorianTomJohns
@navajotimes
@navajoparks
@NavajoWOTD
@KTNN
@NavajoMuseum
@NavajoNow
@navajoarts
@Dine_College
@23rdNNC
https://twitter.com/gallupind
https://twitter.com/hubbelltp

Hashtags

#DinéBizaad


#NavajoUSA


Tours

http://navajo.tours - @NavajoToursUSA
navajotoursusa

Sacred Monument Tours

Black's Tours

Trading Post & Lodge

Sacred Canyon Lodge



Artwork / Cue Yourself

Nił Hózhǫ́ǫgo Ninínáádoohxah (Happy New Year) @NavajoWeb #DinéBizaad

Diné Bikéyah Yikáá' Hólóonii Baa Ákohwiindzin (Indigenous Peoples Week, Aug 8-14) #ipw6 #DinéBizaad @NavajoWeb @nihizaad @NavajoToursUSA

Facebook

Navajo Times
Navajo-Word-of-the-Day
Navajo Studies Conference


Wikipedia

Navajo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_language

Navajo Indian Reservation
Diné bizaad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din%C3%A9_Bahane%CA%BC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin-walker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacoby_Ellsbury

YouTube

Native Innovation

Questions

How do you translate Matariki in #DinéBizaad?
Is it possible to create a #DinéBizaad series of constellations on Google Sky?


Carvings

Yei-Be-Chai (Born for Water) Artwork @ Lawrence Jacquez

Embedded Tweets











T’ahdii neii’né, t’ahálo
Hold on, we are still playing.

Artisans

Lawrence Jacquez (1965-present )
http://www.adobegallery.com/artist/lawrence-jacquez-1965-

Places to Visit

http://navajonationparks.org
Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park (Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii) - Facebook - @navajoparks
http://monumentvalleyview.com

Navajo Nation Museum and Coffeehouse
http://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-museum-coffee-house
(928) 871-7941 or www.navajonationmuseum.org

Navajo Nation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Nation
http://www.navajo-nsn.gov

Navajo Nation President Russell Begay

https://www.facebook.com/Navajo-Nation-OPVP-Russell-Begaye-And-Jonathan-Nez-302132179938953/
http://navajotimes.com/tag/russell-begaye
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Begaye

Navajo Nation Council

http://www.navajonationcouncil.org
https://twitter.com/23rdNNC

Elsewhere on the Web

Forgotten People Participatory Map
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/6085
http://www.navajobusiness.com
http://www.dinecollege.edu
http://navajopeople.org
http://www.hooghan.org
http://www.forgottennavajopeople.com
http://navajoweb.blogspot.com - @NavajoWeb
http://www.discovernavajo.com
http://navajopeople.org
http://www.navajostudies.org - https://twitter.com/NavajoConf - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Navajo-Studies-Conference/276654425454
http://www.gonavajo.com - @navajoarts - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Navajo-Arts-and-Crafts-Enterprise/141149109295282
https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/9zCH8
Buzzword Bingo: Nizhóní = That is beautiful = Bonito (Diné)

http://jumpingsun.com/din%C3%A9_language_lab
http://nihizaad.com
http://donovanpete.com - https://twitter.com/dvnpete
http://www.dineh.org

Vocabulary


http://academy.nativeinnovation.com/2016/06/07/popular-phrases/


Navajo Word of the Day
Yá'á'tééh = Greetings
Nizhóní = Beautiful
Yá'á'tééh abiní = Good morning
Shił hózhǫ́ = I am happy
Holá = I Don't Know
Ayóó ánííníshní = I love you
T’áadoo Ádił Honídlání = Don’t Be Confused
Dlǫ́ǫ́' = Prairie Dog
Hozho = peace, balance, beauty and harmony

Days of the Week

Damóo Sunday
Damóo Biiskáaní Monday
Naaki Jį́ Nida’anish Tuesday
Tágígį́ Nida’anish Wednesday
Dį’íjį Nida’anish Thursday
Nida’iiníísh Friday
Damóo Yázhí Saturday

Months of the Year
http://www.lapahie.com/Glossary_Months.cfm

Hai : winter
Hai náhásdlį́į’. : Winter solstice


Numbers

T'ááłá'í - one
Naaki - two
Táá' - three
Dį́į́' - four
Ashdla' - five
Hastą́ą́ - six
Tsosts'id - seven
Tseebíí - eight
Náhást'éí - nine
Neeznáá - ten

http://navajoweb.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-number-system-in-dine.html


Food

bááh dah diníilghaazh = fry bread







Closing Prayer from the "Navajo Way" Blessing Ceremony
Hózhóogo naasháa doo
Shitsijí' hózhóogo naasháa doo
Shikéédéé hózhóogo naasháa doo
Shideigi hózhóogo naasháa doo
T'áá altso shinaagóó hózhóogo naasháa doo
Hózhó náhásdlíí'
Hózhó náhásdlíí'
Hózhó náhásdlíí'
Hózhó náhásdlíí'
In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again


Flickr

dshortey

Flickr Groups

Navajo and their territories

Flickr Gallery

Navajo

Google+

https://plus.google.com/+NavajopeopleOrg/posts

Older Features

NASA and the Astronauts - Snopes
Story of the Emergence

Hangouts
September 18, 5-7pm PDT Native Innovation Hangout
Guests:
Jerome Tsosie
Kialo Winters

Key Quotes
"The internet itself is a giant repository that could be used to help our language learners around the world. I'm a big supporter of mentoring learners in whatever fields they have, so I started recording audio and recording native professionals in the region. 'Who inspired you to become who you are?' The concept went from a desktop version to a mobile version.

As we update the app - which is a database - it automatically pushes out the content to all of the users. The audio itself is streaming.

This is a lifelong learning project for this generation and the generation after that.

We are promoting the concept of community-based sharing, which is a type of crowdsourcing. The important element on the app is the feedback button which allows users to request words and phrases to be translated. This is updated to the database. We can record friends and other enthusiasts of the language and all of this is uploaded to the database." - Kialo Winters, Founder of Diné Bizaad Dictionary apps





FYI

The name of Canyon de Chelly was derived from the misspelling and mispronunciation of the Navajo word for the canyon. The Navajos call the canyon "Tseyi" which is pronounced 'say-ee.' Eventually the word became "de Chelly" which is pronounced as 'de-shay'

http://www.nps.gov/cach/index.htm


Utah
http://www.twinrocks.com
http://www.twinrocks.com/legends/135-navajo-clans.html


Ustream

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tsosiejl


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Navajo Parks and Recreation

Navajo tribal parks include: Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument, Bowl Canyon Recreation Area and Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park. For more information about Navajo parks, visitors can call (928) 871-6647 or log onto http://www.navajonationparks.org

The Navajo Parks and Recreation Department is one of the oldest programs in the Navajo Nation government. It was established in 1964 and is charged with the responsibility to the the Navajo Nation's primary caretaker of special lands set aside for preservation. The Mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to wisely manage Navajo parks, monuments and recreation areas for the long-term benefit of the Navajo people and government. The Navajo Nation is comprised of essentially private lands, therefore all non-Navajo visitors must abide by and comply with the laws, regulations and policies promulgated by the Navajo Nation government, including those governing Navajo parks, monuments and recreation areas.

Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii (Monument Valley)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_Valley
http://navajonationparks.org/htm/monumentvalley.htm

POI
Tsé Bita’a’í or Winged Rock. Highest elevation 2,187.5 meters (7,177 feet) 36°41′15″N 108°50′11″W.




Yei Be Chais
https://www.camerontradingpost.com/shop/navajo-rugs/yeis-yei-be-chais.html

Recent Events
June 2015 2015 Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (Flagstaff, Arizona) #nativeinnovate

Sacred Mountains


the colors black, white, blue, and yellow link the Navajos to their ancestral homeland and the story of its creation (source)

  • Black, which associated with north, also symbolizes Dibé Ntsaa (Hesperus Peak), in what is now southwestern Colorado.
  • White, which represents east, is connected to Sis Naajiní (Blanca Peak), in what is now south-central Colorado.
  • Blue, is connected with south and Tsoodzil (Mount Taylor), northeast of Grants, New Mexico.
  • Yellow, is associated with west and Dook’o’oosliid (the San Francisco Peaks), near Flagstaff, Arizona


They call themselves Diné, which means The People. To the rest of the world they are known as Navajo. Creation stories tell of struggle and evolution through three spiritual worlds, and finally emergence into this world and their present homeland, Dinetah. A homeland defined by four scared mountains; Mt. Blanca in central Colorado, Mt. Taylor in New Mexico, the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona, and Mt. Hesperus in southwestern Colorado. It is an area covering 25,000 square miles and the largest reservation in the United States. Its landscape includes national treasures such as Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.