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Peter Yazzie, a traditional Navajo cultural specialist, gives a lecture on the traditional Navajo cradleboard, how it was created and the purpose of swaddling a Navajo infant in a cradleboard to give the child a firm foundation in life. Photo//Rosanda Suetopka

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Teaching tribal language and culture in the classroom

Tuba City School District puts on annual Haigo Hane'e' winter solstice symposium to help teachers incorporate tribal traditions in curriculum

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - An annual cultural and Native language symposium took place Jan. 21 to help Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) staff incorporate tribal culture and language tradition in the district's curriculum.Hopi and Navajo cultural mentors and instructors discussed creative ways to strengthen the district's academic programs.