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The Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers

Event Type: Adults
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen
Date: 11/15/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Navajo fine artist Teddy Draper Jr. will speak about the experiences of his father, Teddy Draper Sr., who worked as a World War II Navajo “Codetalker.” Teddy Sr.’s work with the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific instilled a sense of the value of the Navajo language that his son has carried forward throughout his life. Teddy Jr. visits us from his home in Chinle, Arizona, where he dedicates much of his time promoting Navajo culture and mentoring local youth in sport and other activities. Program is organized by The Language Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to Native American language revitalization based in Bloomington, IN; and is funded through the generous support of Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County as part of their Welcoming Community grant program

Library: BCPL    Map
Location: Red Room