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MCC Speaker Series To Discuss The Lives Of Navajo Code Talkers

Written by The Bee

October 19, 2018

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LAKE HAVASU CITY–For over 40 years the nation was unaware of the Code Talkers secret union that helped the United States during World War II.

The Mohave Community College Lake Havasu Campus, in partnership with AZ Humanities, is inviting the public to their “Speaker Series” discussion on November 8 to dive deep into the secret world of the Navajo Code Talkers with Laura Tohe, author of “Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers.”

The presentation at MCC will include the Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was devised and used, photos, and how Navajo spiritual beliefs were used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how they were finally honored for their military contributions.

Tohe is a Professor with Distinction in Indigenous Literature at Arizona State University and is the Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation for 2015-2019. For more about her, visit her webpage www.lauratohe.com.

No admission to attend the speaker series. The event is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Building 1200 at the MCC Lake Havasu Campus, 1977 Acoma Blvd. West. Light refreshments will be served on the MCC Library patio.

 Professor Laura Tohe

Main photo by AtomicHeritage.org

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