Our Famous Navajo Friend Does V. Good In The ‘Miss Central Navajo Teen’ Pageant, In Chinle, Arizona.
She competes in this Teen Pageant every year.
This year she won 3rd runner up as well as being crowned
Miss Photogenic & Best Essay Winner.
She told us about the Pageant when we met her last month in Chinle. She was excited and was already working on her essay.
So, this is GREAT news. We are very pleased and happy and send our congratulations to her Dad, Daniel Draper, and, of course, the daughter.
Yes, the same sisters in the ‘National Geographic’ ‘Canyon Song‘
video I posted yesterday.
Yes, the same two sisters that sang
the Navajo Morning prayer for us.
I this post, I explained in detail, how we met his father, a renowned Navajo guide and how we brought the two sisters for dinner with us. He asked them to regale us, after dinner, and they did so without demur. They are very self-poised and assured. My ‘Canyon Song‘ post includes the ‘National Geographic’ write-up of the family, including their names. The dad’s name is Daniel Draper and he is well known in Canyon de Chelly circles.
I am told that this ‘Facebook’ song is fairly well known among ‘kids’. What is unique is the hybrid version that THEY CREATED — Navajo and English.
It gets better. She had sung it at a talent competition at her school and one of her teacher’s had recorded it and put it on YouTube. That video is longer and of better quality. I ‘post’ it below.
National Geographic “Canyon Song” Video Featuring For Canyon de Chelly Friends, The ‘Draper’ Family.
The must-watch YouTube video.
This is the SAME two girls
— giving us a private audition after dinner.
Yes, of course they told us about this video over dinner. Of course, they are, deservedly, very proud about it.
So, that I would have a record I took pictures of it from their phone!
I actually have two more videos of these amazing sisters singing, for us, after dinner. I will get around to posting them soon.
In the meantime THOROUGHLY enjoy and absorb this video. You will get to really experience the lovely and haunting Canyon de Chelly — my favorite place in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.