The Navajo Ninja: Brandon Todacheenie

July 20, 2017

The first Navajo to appear on the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior.

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Fancy Dancer and Hip Hop Artist: Supaman (Christian Parrish)

July 13, 2017

My fans and my family give me motivation to keep moving forward. My culture means everything to me.

 

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World Famous Hoop Dancer: Tomas Hunt

July 7, 2017

Tomas Hunt placed 3rd in the World Hoop Dancing competition.

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Collegiate Distance Runner: Jackson Thomas

June 29, 2017

Jackson Thomas (Navajo) is a runner from Bacone College. Jackson is one of the most decorated Native American athletes. He is a National Champion in the 5k and 10k both indoor and outdoor and a Cross Country National Champion.

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Division One Basketball Player: Adonis Saltes

June 23, 2017

Adonis Saltes was a highly-recruited basketball player out of high school. Adonis was an all-state basketball player in New Mexico. He is now a point guard at Southern Utah University.

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Martin Girls: Traditional Singers and Inspirational Speakers

June 18, 2017

It’s an amazing feeling when people look up to us. Our culture is where we get our strength. It motivates us when our young fans want our autograph. People need to know that our language is still going strong. Be happy and do what makes you happy.

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2017 Native Women Business Owner of the Year: Stephine Poston

June 2, 2017

Culture is the core of who we are as Native people. I was told, “you were born here, you were raised here, don’t ever let anyone tell you, you don’t belong here.”

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DR. HENRY FOWLER: Math teacher became a Diné College President finalist last year

May 25, 2017

Dr. Fowler (Navajo) has been a math teacher for 15 years, a math professor, and a college administrator before he became a finalist last year for the Diné College President position. In this podcast, he shares his inspirations and development as a leader. He also talks about leadership and gives advice to young people.

PHOTO CREDIT: Henry Fowler

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Division One Football Player: Teton Saltes

May 22, 2017

University of New Mexico football player stated, "I play football for my people. My parents didn’t push me and my brother to play sports. If I don’t eat healthy, I cannot compete at the highest level. My family always supported me and helped me. I want to help other people succeed, like people from my tribe."

Teton is open to talking with student athletes and sharing his path to college football.

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Wilton Charley: CEO of the largest tribal farm in the country

May 19, 2017

In this podcast interview, Wilton Charley, who is the CEO of Navajo Agriculture Products Industry near Farmington, NM talks about his growth and development as leader and CEO for the largest tribal farm in the country with 300 employees. He shares his education, struggles, and insights into management. He also offers his views on the barriers to economic development on the Navajo Nation. Mr. Charley has been CEO for the past 14 months and his contract was recently renewed in March. (43 mins)

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