leita@mynavaholanguage.com
 

About Us

We believe in education, a desire to learn from others and a desire to share with others. We are committed to excellence and producing the highest quality product possible. We believe in family and tradition. We are committed to keeping the tradition, the culture, and the language of the Diné alive.

Who we are: 

We currently reside in Gallup, New Mexico. We love to travel, especially close to home. It's beautiful country here. We also attend and help out during religious ceremonies and other cultural and family events. We have two children, Nina and Matthew. Nina loves animals and loves to draw. Matthew loves to sing. His favorite is an Apache singer, Joe Tohanney.

Leita is a supervisor at Fire Rock Navajo Casino and is the voice on the videos. She helps her parents and interprets for them. She weaves rugs makes hair buns. She is committed to her family and the community from which she came, Wide Ruins, Arizona.

Tom is an associate professor of Mathematics at the University of New Mexico-Gallup. He loves and is committed solely to his family. He likes to incorporate technology into the classroom and produces video tutorials. He also creates a monthly Fifth Grade Math Challenge for students in the area.

What we do and have done:

In the Summer of 2005 we did some research. We tried to find, with little success, material written in the Navajo Language. We then decided to take action and to take what we found to another level. We wanted to present it in a new way. So that summer we created our first DVD entitled Diné Bikéyah dóó Bizaad (Navajoland and language). Since then we have sold over 1,000 copies, mainly to local trading posts and the Navajo Nation Museum located in Window Rock, Arizona.

Since that time we have produced a binder with print material along with a  DVD ROM and 3 other titles. 

Who's Using Our Material:

PBS Independent Lens has some of our material on their website. 

Baca / Dlo’Ay Azhi Community School has purchased and is using all of our material. 

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