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  1. For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | TwinCities

    Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie he considers integral to his very being: his native language. When caught whispering Navajo to classmates, Tsosie felt the wrath of an often sadistic English-only system: Teachers washed his mouth with soap and forced him to kneel on pencils and hold two heavy soda bottles in his outstretched arms.

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