Star Wars, Ai Weiwei and Navajo Shoe Games – Making Navajo Culture Relevant in the 21st Century

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
225 America's Center
Description
The Navajo Nation Museum staff have gone against the odds to accomplish incredible projects like dubbing Star Wars in Navajo and partnering Navajo artist Bert Benally with acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. In an effort to help boost our culture we tackled topics of language preservation, challenged what native art is, and reinforcing our traditions through programming. Find out how and why we chose to work on these projects. We hope you will be inspired to dream big.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Charlotte Thompson
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Presenter
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Office Specialist
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Navajo Nation Museum
Presenter: 
Clarenda Begay
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Curator
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Navajo Nation Museum
Presenter: 
Manuelito Wheeler
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Moderator
Title: 
Director
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Navajo Nation Museum
Presenter: 
Nate Bitsoi
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Facility Coordinator
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Navajo Nation Museum
Presenter: 
Randy Haven
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Exhibit Construction
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Navajo Nation Museum