February 23, 2007

Up with Navajos

Young Navajo women to join Up With People tour"We don't live in tepees!" Martinez, who is 18 and grew up outside Gallup, said.

"A lot of people think we walk around wearing feathers," Light, 20, of Farmington, said.

They'll soon get the chance to set the record straight when they travel the world with Up with People, a student exchange and community service program that came through Farmington and Kirtland earlier this month.

The two young women will leave July 7 for a six-month tour of the U.S., Europe and Asia. But before they leave, they'll need to raise about $11,800 in tuition. They're mainly counting on donations.

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