Navajo students celebrate Native American Week

The Tse' Bit' Ai' Middle School on the Navajo Nation is celebrating Native American Week for the first time in several years.

A host of educators, artists, performers and dance groups are visiting the school, located in Shiprock, New Mexico. The lineup includes Wilfred Billie, a Navajo Code Talker, and Navajo comedian/singer Vincent Craig.

Vernon Willie, mathematics chairman at San Juan College, impressed students yesterday by connecting Navajo knowledge to math. Tim Washburn told students how he overcame low self-esteem and a troubled family life to become a successful sculptor.

The week's events conclude on Friday with a concert by Craig and Margo Hulsey.

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Navajo heroes talk to Tse Bit Ai' pupils (The Farmington Daily Times 3/15)
Shiprock school celebrates Native American Week (The Gallup Independent 3/14)