1. This Week: MISS NAVAJO
Tuesday 13th., 2007 at 10:00pm in Missouri
How many beauty contestants can say, "I competed in a pageant where I
butchered a sheep?" Crystal Frazier can. Follow this introverted,
self-proclaimed tomboy as she makes bread, weaves a rug, sweats her
way through a language quiz -- and that's just the first day -- on
her quest to be the new Miss Navajo.
Visit the Web site for broadcast information and more >>
2. Online: Navajo Culture and The Making Of...
Experience MISS NAVAJO online at PBS.org.
Read and listen to the Navajo language, find traditional Navajo
recipes and learn about the tribe's religion, clothing, music and
Explore Navajo culture >>
Find out what it takes to enter and win the Miss Navajo competition.
Compare the differences between Miss Navajo Nation and Miss America.
Enter the virtual Miss Navajo pageant >>
"I decided to make MISS NAVAJO because growing up as a Native
American in a very westernized way, I felt ambivalent about my
heritage," says first-time director Billy Luther. Read Luther's
thoughts on working with an introverted subject, keeping Navajo
traditions alive and the controversial sheep slaughter depicted in
Go behind the scenes with the filmmaker interview >>
5. Independent Lens in the News
Arizona Daily Star: "Insightful Look at Navajo Culture"
KERA FM: "Think, with Krys Boyd"(podcast available)