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11 Nov 20
During the time of World War II, Navajo was virtually unknown outside the reservation. And the code proved uncrackable.

Kenji Kawano's striking photographs capture the quiet dignity of the Navajo Code Talkers as they recall their heroic actions. #VeteransDay Image
"When I was going to boarding school, the U.S. government told us not to speak Navajo, but during the war, they wanted us to speak it!"

Pictured in 2014: George James Sr, Window Rock, AZ.
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Around 400 young Navajo men, who had never been away from the reservation, served in the South Pacific and are credited with helping win the battle of Iwo Jima.

Pictured: Code Talkers in Washington, D.C. – 1983. Image
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23 Apr 20
After receiving multiple direct messages about how to help the Navajo Nation during the #coronavirus epidemic - a list of organizations/websites has been compiled. If there are any more to add, please share. A thread:
.@DigDeepH2O helps bring clean, running water to hundreds of Navajo families. They’re also helping out-of-work families pay their water and electric bills so that their services continue uninterrupted. 100% of donations will fund the Navajo Water Project.
waterday20.funraise.org
.@WeRNavajo is associated with the Utah Indian Health systems. They’re raising funds to create and deliver care packages for families in their service area. Visit their account and donation webpage:
wearenavajo.org/donations
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16 Mar 20
Former Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch has created a ⁦@gofundme⁩ fundraiser to help Navajo & Hopi Families amid #COVID19. gofundme.com/f/navajo-amp-h…
The Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation are extreme food deserts with only 9 grocery stores on Navajo to serve some 180,000 people and only 1 grocery store on Hopi to serve some 3,000 people.
These communities also have high numbers of elderly, diabetic, and cancer-afflicted (i.e., high risk) individuals. These communities could be devastated by coronavirus and COVID-19.
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