This weekend the Social Media Workgroup traveled to Window Rock, Farmington and Shiprock to document interviews, record sounds, check out potential project sites, and record gps data for android development. Our collaborator Venaya Yazzie joined us on one leg of the journey.
During our trip, we had the incredible good fortune to visit with and interview Navajo artist, author and teacher Blackhorse Mitchell and his apprentice Damien Jones. Blackhorse’s book Miracle Hill: The Story of a Navajo Boy has been highly popular continuously since its first publication in the 1960′s, and made Blackhorse the first Navajo author on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Both Damien and Blackhorse have spent a significant amount of time in the Czech Republic, and here’s Damien on youtube singing the Czech footballer chant ‘Banik Pico’ (it’s a long story…)