in this manner, I am

Velma Kee Craig

2010, 03:58 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 1002.00

“in this manner, I am” is an animated short film adapted by the poet from a poem by the same name. A young Navajo woman and a non-native meet at an unidentified street corner and engage in conversation surrounding the phrase, “Doo Dine yinishliida,” which translates to “I am not a Dine.” When translated literally, Dine, like most other Indigenous terms of self-identification, can mean person or human.

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