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01.13.2009
Navajo Nation Pays Special Honor at Upcoming CBR World Championships

Fort Worth, Texas (January 13, 2008) ~ The Navajo Nation will pay special tribute at the upcoming CBR World Championships to take place at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, January 23 and 24.

Freddie Yazzie and his 11 year old daughter, Keshawna Rae, will open the performance Friday and Saturday night by performing the Lords Prayer in Sign Language. Keshawna, who is half Black Feet and half Navajo, performs the Lords Prayer in Native American sign language while her father will perform the same prayer in English to a native tune.

This form of sign language was developed hundreds of years ago as a way for different tribes with different dialects to communicate with each other. Keshawna has been performing this ritual since she was very young all over the country for many special events. The prayer is given as a blessing for all in attendance and for the safety of all the bulls and riders.

Keshawna and Freddie are members of the Navajo Nation / Blackfeet Nation and are honoring CBR World Finals contender Spud Jones who is also Navajo. Spud had an outstanding 2008 season where he not only qualified for the CBR World Championship but he was also a first time qualifier for the WNFR in December.

Tickets are available now for the World Championship by calling the South Point 866-796-7111. Tickets range from $25 to $75. A $10 discount is given to ALL military, Children between the ages of 3 and 12, and seniors. (Children under 2 are free).

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