Among the Navajo
A Journey into the In Between
Radio show by Egon Koch
Produced by Tonkopf, 2004
The Navajos are the largest Native American tribe in North America. They live in northern Arizona and New Mexico, caught between their traditions and modern life. Within, the people have to reconcile opposing cultures. Although they are faced with dominating Western values on the reservation, a minority of them try to maintain their own culture, language, and religion. It still is difficult for Native Americans to find their place in the American society.
During his travels on the reservation, the author met some politically and culturally engaged Navajos, and he had the opportunity to participate in a religious ceremony.
Regie: Egon Koch
July 17, 2005; 8:00 pm > WFIU Indiana (103.7fm)
March 22, 2006 > KSUT
November 15, 2009; 8:00 pm > WGBV Boston (89.7fm)
You can also listen to the piece on the website of Public Radio Exchange www.prx.org