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Star Wars movie enthusiasts mark a special day on their calendar each year: May 4th. It’s a day where fans get to let their inner Star Wars love shine as they turn the series’ famous line “May the force be with you” into a “May the 4th” celebration. On this unique Star Wars holiday, we bring you the Native side of this day. How have the Star Wars films influenced our Native nations? What parallels exist between this galactic fantasy world and Native reality?
James Junes (Navajo) – actor and comedian, the voice of Han Solo in the Navajo-dubbed “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.”
Leslie Belin (Navajo) – Rez Wars director
Follow this conversation with Native America Calling’s hashtags: #MayTheNative4th
Break Music: Smoke Dance Remix (song) Chief Rock (artist)