Star Wars in Diné

Indian Country Today produced a short video, Jedis and Indians! Live From the 'Navajo Star Wars' Premiere on the July 2013 screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” dubbed in Diné (Navajo). The Navajo Nation Museum worked with Lucasfilms to dub the film as a way to encourage current and future generations to speak more Diné. The project took three years and included many translation challenges since words like "starship" didn't translate well into Diné. It is clear that the end product was a huge success and its is REALLY COOL that a story set "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." has become a valuable tool in keeping an ancient language in use for generations to come.

Below is the Indian Country Today video: