Miss Navajo
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Billy Luther's documentary Miss Navajo explores the kind of pageant even pageant-haters can get behind -- one without swimsuits, which values brains over beauty. Each year in Navajo Nation, a select group of young Navajo women compete for the honor of Miss Navajo, a community ambassadorship whose origins date back to the first crowning in 1952. Instead of singing or baton twirling, however, contestants square off in competitions ranging from weaving to sheep butchering, as well as other activities designed to celebrate Navajo heritage. The film follows the campaign of one particular… More

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