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Miss Navajo Nation's Community Service

Each year, a pageant is held to crown the next Miss Navajo Nation. The winner is chosen for her deep knowledge of Navajo culture and traditions and a demonstrated ability to care for her community. This audio story features an interview with Miss Navajo Nation 2019, who served during the pandemic. Listen to hear her thoughts on competing for the title and keeping her community safe, and why she believes the Miss Navajo Nation pageant benefits young Indigenous women.


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Story Length: 5:38

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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