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The acclaimed documentary, Miss Navajo, reveals the importance of cultural preservation, the role of women in continuing traditions, and the surprising role that a beauty pageant can play. Not only must contestants in the Miss Navajo pageant exhibit poise and grace, they must also answer tough questions in Navajo and demonstrate proficiency in skills essential to daily tribal life: fry-bread making, rug weaving, and sheep butchering. The film follows the path of 21-year-old Crystal Frazier, a not-so-fluent Navajo speaker and self-professed introvert, as she undertakes the challenges of the pageant.
Crystal Frazier will answer questions about her experience in the Miss Navajo Pageant after the film.
Seating in limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Museum Gallery Admission not Included.
Presented as part of UEN’s Second Annual Utah American Indian Film Festival in honor of American Indian Heritage Month