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NAU Navajo professor writes book to help save her Native language

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For 18 years, Evangeline Parsons Yazzie taught Navajo without a textbook she felt represented both the Indigenous language and its culture, until she decided to write her own. The Northern Arizona University professor married her traditional Navajo upbringing with techniques she created to teach her native language, and wrote a colorful 448-page textbook, Diné Bizaad Bínáhoóaah or Rediscovering the Navajo Language, published earlier this year by Salina Bookshelf, Inc.