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NAVAJO SKIES

Watch and listen to a Navajo Indian family teach their children and grandchildren about the Navajo night skies, through story and music, in a traditional Navajo Hogan (home). Learn how Coyote tossed up a blanket full of crystals, creating stars and chaos in the Universe.

NAVAJO SKIES is a full-dome animated star-show featuring authentic Navajo astronomy stories told in Navajo and English, with traditional Navajo songs and Native American flute music. The show was created and recorded on the Navajo Nation.

Created by the Indigenous Education Institute
Navajo Nation, UT and San Juan Islands, WA

Flute music by Tommy Wildcat.
Voices by Navajos from Bluff UT and Navajo Nation

SHOW INFO

TOPIC
AUDIENCE
LENGTH

Native American, Navajo astronomy, star constellations, Navajo songs (abbreviated)

general audiences, grades 3+

32 min

LANGUAGES

English, Navajo

EDUCATOR RESOURCES
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

8 modules of western astronomy (audio and video) for the planetarium to accompany Navajo Skies, providing comparisons between Navajo and western astronomy constellations.

An astronomer, Dr. Mendez and his students discuss the stars and the Universe.

 

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