Ní’tsii Nít tsá Yaahaalné – Hair Tells the Weather
3.5 minutes, United States, 2019
Science isn't all about numbers. In response to the need for increased mutual understanding between the National Weather Service and the Navajo people, a regional bilingual weather outreach document was created with the goals of improving public safety, providing educational resources in the Navajo language, and promoting the preservation of a language. In 2017, the National Weather Service learned the importance of the Navajo Tsiiyéél in relationship to weather which culminated in the Navajo Weather Poster. Comments from a community member pointed out that Navajo is not originally a written language, and that aspects of the Navajo Weather poster should be available in audio-visual formats for all Navajo speakers.
As a result, Navajo filmmaker Cherylee Francis and actors partner with the National Weather Service to explain this important connection.
Director Biography - Cherylee Francis
Director(s): Cherylee Francis