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AZ Speaks – From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers

AZ Speaks – From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers


Due to possible seating limitations, free tickets will be required for entry. (see below)

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers

During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland before and after the war, including my father. They returned home without fanfare to continued poverty and lack of economic opportunity, yet persevered and overcame obstacles that helped change the Navajo Nation and their communities. They tell their stories with poignancy that reflect their resiliency and self-determination. A power point presentation accompanies this talk.

Presentation Category – Culture, Gender & Identity Studies – Native American
Free tickets available at the library one week prior to the program. Tickets will not be available after 12:00pm on the day of the program.

One ticket per family member
Ticket must be presented upon entry
First come, first served
Ticket holders must be seated by 9:45am on the day of the program. At that time, all empty seats will be given away. Saved seats are not allowed.
You are responsible for your ticket. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

Event Details

Info Details
Start Date January 17, 2023
End Date January 17, 2023
Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phone 928-453-0718
Email sterrl@mohave.gov
Organizer Lisa Sterrett
Website https://www.mohavecountylibrary.us/lake-havasu-city/
Event Category
Venue 1770 N. McCulloch Blvd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

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