The Times podcast: There she is, Miss Navajo Nation...
The Miss Navajo Nation pageant has been going on almost every year since the 1950s. It’s not about swimsuits or evening gowns, though. This tradition is all about making sure the culture of the largest Native American tribe in the United States remains alive — and vibrant.
In this episode, you’ll hear from this year’s contestants, judges and the winner. And you’ll get a sense of why the Diné — what Navajos call themselves — place such importance on something nonmembers, at first glance, might dismiss as a mere beauty contest or country fair frivolity.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guest: Special correspondent David Kelly
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