Chidí naat’a’í means airplane. Usually, refers to a basic airplane and if it is a small or big airplane you can add big or small to it. Chidí naat’a’í tsoh means “big airplane.” Chidí naat’a’í yázhí means “small airplane.”
Cantaloupe can be pronounced a few different ways. Ta’neeskání Da’neeskání They both do mean the same thing.
Hotel or a place where people sleep is called Da’nijahí bił haz’ą́.
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This week I am in Prior Lake, MN attending the Indigenous Language Institute Training focused on “Practicing Immersion and How do we do it.” Myself along with three co-workers we flew out here from Phoenix, Az. A 2.45-hour flight was tiring but such a beautiful drive out to the resort we are staying at. Today wasContinue Reading “Native Training in MN”
Creating a digital Storybook I was fortunate to present at the Native Innovations Technology Conference on June 22 & 23rd this year. I presented on basic and advanced versions of Creating Authentic Digital Storybooks. Here is my powerpoint if you are interested in going over the slides I presented. Please contact me if you haveContinue Reading “Digital Storytelling Power Point”
Copy and paste the address into your web browser to view the digital storybook! https://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/42088436 I create storybooks with my students and have moved more towards digital storybook development. My students really enjoy this which I feel focuses on creativity, self-confidence building, Navajo language usage, and so on!
Mexican people in Navajo language is translated as Naakai. Bich’iyą’ means “his, her, their” food. So Mexican food is translated as naakai bich’iyą’.
The colors of the rainbow are vibrant solid colors that put us in an awe when we see it. To say rainbow in Navajo is nááts’íilid. Colors flowing so gracefully. Nááts’íilid nizhóní. The rainbow is beautiful.
Tsiiyéél means hair bun. Hair bun style for Navajo ladies and girls. Today very few females put their hair in this style only if they are going to participate in a cultural event or ceremony. Many of our elders still practice this but it has become seldom seeing this lifestyle practice. It is called tsiiyéél.Continue Reading “Tsiiyéél”