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Proposal For Navajo Name Change Raises Issues Of Cultural Identity

Published: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:21pm
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In recent months, the Navajo Nation has been considering changing its name to Dine. The proposal has been put on hold for now, but the debate raised issues of cultural identity for some Navajos.

So, what’s in a name?

To find out what it means for the Navajo people, I’m joined by Manley Begay, a professor in the Applied Indigenous Studies Department at Northern Arizona University.

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