Teacher: Mr. Alfred Yazzie
Central High School Room 526
Yá’át’ééh shi éí Hastxįį Yazzie dashijiní. Twó áhaní éí nishłį́ dóó Tł’izí łání éí báshishchiin. Ma’ii deeshgiizhnii dashicheii dóó Nát’oh dine’é txachiinii dashinálí. Ákwít’éego éí diné nishłį́́. Dził yíjiin bighą́ą́’dę́ę́’ naashá. Diné bizaad éú bee yáshtxi’go shiyaahoo’a’. Bee na’adzo dóó wóltxa’ígíí éí t’áá shí nabínishtxaahgo bíhooł’ą́ą́’. Áko éí dííshjį́įdi bee na’nishtxin dóó shínáhoo’aah.
Hello, people call me Mister Yazzie. I am born of the Near to Water clan and born for the Manygoats Clan. My maternal gandfathers are of the Jemez Pass Clan and paternal grandfathers are the Tobacco People of the Red Streak into Water clan, that is what makes me Diné. I am from Black Mesa (in northern Arizona). I grew up speaking Diné. The writing and reading of it was learned through many years of effort. Today I use that to teach.
NOTE: I am an ASU graduate and have taught the Dine Language for over 30 years. I am self taught in the reading and writing of the Diné language. I received an endorsement from the Navajo Tribe as a master teacher and I am state certified. I will be teaching Dine at an entry level on up to 3rd and 4th year if a student wishes to take it for that length. If you wish to contact me I can be reached through the school number and it will be transfered to my room, however I am only there in the afternoons.