Werito, a radio personality at KNDN AM radio in Farmington, is considered the Jay Leno of the Navajo Nation, according to some of his listeners.
The news is hardly news that Leno himself would share: lost turtles, funeral announcements, and pow wow updates. However, when Werito speaks, his audience listens.
And the Navajo language needs the peoples’ attention more than ever, according to those trying to preserve it.
About half of the Navajo reservation’s population currently speaks Dine, but the language is changing with its people.