Winfrey visits Navajo Nation
The Associated Press
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -
Oprah Winfrey visited the Navajo Nation this week to gather footage for an
upcoming episode of her show, tribal officials said.
Winfrey toured the Navajo capitol of Window Rock on Wednesday and watched
children perform a powwow dance, according to a statement released by the tribe.
"It was a real honor to have such a celebrity grace us with her presence,
especially on sacred ground right under the Window Rock," Navajo Nation
President Joe Shirley Jr. said in the statement. "She's a very likable person,
of course, very honorable."
The Window Rock is a geographic feature that gave the community its name.
Priscella Littlefoot, the To'Nanees' Dizi Chapter coordinator who organized the
event, said in the statement that "Oprah is our key to let the world in."
"Hopefully, Oprah's visit will portray that while we do have social problems,
we're still rich in our heritage, our culture, and language," she said.