April 2013

'Star Wars' goes Navajo

“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi …”

Chances are, you’ve heard those iconic words before. But you’ve never heard them in Dine, the official language of the Navajo. At least not yet. Manuelito Wheeler is the director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock. He’s also the one who came up with the idea of dubbing a movie into Navajo for the first time ever.