You probably already know about Navajo Star Wars, but I heard about it yesterday when KPFA’s Bay Native Circle interviewed one of the actors.

From Indian Country Today:

The Navajo Nation Museum is working wth Deluxe Studios and Lucasfilm to produce the adaptation, and when it happens it will be the realization of a three year quest by museum director Manuelito Wheeler. Wheeler’s desire to have a supremely popular film like Star Wars translated into Navajo is culturally motivated. “By preserving the Navajo language and encouraging Navajo youth to learn their language, we will also be preserving Navajo culture,” Wheeler told the Navajo Times.



Here’s a little on the casting process: