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Crystal Littleben was born in Tuba City, Arizona twenty-six years ago and was raised in Round Rock, Arizona. She is of the Red House People Clan, born for the Coyote Pass Clan. Her maternal grandfather is of the Deer Springs Clan and her parental grandfather is of the From Under His Cover People Clan.

 

Her parents are Dorothy B. Littleben of Tuba City, Arizona and Thomas Littleben, Jr. of Round Rock, Arizona. Her maternal grandparents are the late Lola Bilagody of Cow Springs, Arizona and late Henry Bilagody of Tuba City, Arizona.  Her paternal grandparents are Louise Littleben of Round Rock, Arizona and the late Thomas Littleben, Sr. of Rock Point, Arizona.

 

Crystal credits her ability to fluently read, write, understand, and speak her Dine language from attending Rock Point Community School. Crystal is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and minor in Native American Studies.

 

Crystal also graduated from Diné College with her associate of arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. When selected as the new Miss Navajo Nation 2017-2018, Crystal left her position as Project Coordinator for the Navajo Cultural Arts Program (NCAP) at Diné College.

 

After her reign, she plans to return to NCAP as the Project Coordinator to continue her work in educating our Navajo people about our cultural arts and language. Her long-term goals are to return to school for a graduate degree in Diné Linguistics to further her commitment to the Navajo language and its sustainability for the Navajo people.

 

Crystal comes from a long legacy of Miss Navajo Nation title holders including former Miss Navajo Nation Sevaleah Tsosie and Tashina Nelson, both of Round Rock, AZ and Victoria Yazzie of Kayenta, AZ.

Platform

 

Her platform is to improve the holistic well-being of Navajo communities through Navajo cultural arts, stories, and language.

 

She believes the mental, physical, emotion, spiritual, and cultural well-being are the key to a healthy and thriving Nation.

 

As a silversmith and educator, she believes firmly in the cultural arts and stories of Navajo people as catalyst for positive social and cultural enrichment.

 

As a graduate of two renowned institutions, she believes in the balance and holistic well-being required for Navajo students to learn in large higher education institutions across the country.

 

Her degrees and experiences prepared her not only for the cultural and traditional role as a leader and ambassador but also for the professional and social role as a colleague and educator.

 

Crystal plans to carry out her reign with strength and poise to enrich the holistic well-being of her people and build necessary and positive bridges within the tribal government for the continued presence of Miss Navajo Nation.

 

She wishes the Navajo Nation love and success and to always take care of yourself. "Ádaa'áhółyá"

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