Resources on Diné Studies

The Diné Studies Conference, Inc., (DSCI) is committed to sharing information on Navajo Studies. A list of organization names, descriptions, and website links are listed below.  The list of resources come from multiple sources, such as the Navajo Nation government, higher education institutions, state, and federal offices.

The following list is a starting point to learn about resources related to Navajo Studies (it is not a comprehensive list). If you know of an excellent resource that we can add, please email it to us at  We encourage you to review the resources and hope it is beneficial to our DSCI membership.

2015 Navajo Studies Conference

TheNavajo Studies Conference, Inc. recorded seven sessions. Each highlighted session has an accompanied curriculum resource guide with background information provided, guiding questions, and a list of related resources.

View the 2015 Navajo Studies Conference page.

Download Curriculum Resource Guide

Navajo Studies Conference is a site for encouraging studies about Navajo related to culture, language, business, government, and philosophy.

Center for Diné Studies program, Diné College

“The purpose of the Diné Studies program is to provide basic principles and information in the major areas of Diné knowledge and Diné language. The program will prepare students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in American Indian Studies, Anthropology, or a related field.”


Diné Culture, Language & Leadership program, Navajo Technical University

“Navajo Technical University’s School of Graduate Studies & Research begins a Master of Arts degree in Diné Culture, Language & Leadership. There is a strong need to provide such a degree at this time for Navajo people and others interested in its culture, since the Navajo Nation is in the process of experiencing a dying language.”

KTNN Navajo Radio Station

“Established as a Navajo Nation Enterprise in 1985, KTNN® is a commercial station that provides information and entertainment to the largest Navajo American Tribe in the United States.”

Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education

“It is the educational mission of the Navajo Nation to promote and foster lifelong learning for the Navajo People, and to protect the cultural Integrity and Sovereignty of the Navajo Nation.”

Navajo Nation Museum

“The Navajo Nation Museum has extensive holdings of art, ethnographic, archaeological, and archival materials. Our archives collection includes over 40,000 photographs as well as a wide variety of documents, recordings, motion picture film and videos.”

Navajo Nation Government

“The Navajo Nation is striving to sustain a viable economy for an ever increasing population that now surpasses 250,000.”

Navajo (Diné) Language Program, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

Since 1970, the Navajo language has been taught at the University of New Mexico. The program has grown to offer a minor in Navajo and advanced language studies with a concentration in Native Languages of the Southwest in the Linguistics Master of Arts degree program.

Navajo Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior

“The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Navajo Regional Office's mission is to enhance the quality of life, facilitate economic opportunity, carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of the Navajo Nation and individual Indians.”

Navajo Nation Washington Office

“The Navajo Nation is the largest land-based tribe of the 567 federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States. The Navajo government is composed of an executive, legislative and judicial branch; the capitol is in Window Rock, Arizona.”

Navajo Studies: Archival Collections at the University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research

The Navajo Studies collection was created by the Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico Digital Repository houses the collection.

Navajo Times

The official newspaper for the Navajo Nation that provides articles on arts and entertainment, business, education, news, opinion, politics, and sports.

Navajo Area Indian Health Service

“The NAIHS delivers health services to a user population of over 244,000 American Indians in five Federal service units on and near the Navajo Nation.”

Navajo-Hopi Observer

“Proudly serving the Navajo and Hope Nations, Flagstaff and Winslow, Arizona”

Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board

“The mission of the Navajo Nation Research Program is to support research that promotes and enhances the interests and the visions of the Navajo people: to encourage a mutual and beneficial partnership between the Navajo people and researchers; and to create an interface where different cultures, lifestyles, disciplines, and ideologies can come together in a way that improves, promotes, and strengthens the health of the Navajo people.”

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation

“The Navajo Nation court system was established in 1959 with trial courts and In the 1970s, a Supreme Judicial Council was added.”

“In 1868, the Navajo became the only Native Nation to use a treaty to escape removal and return to their home. This treaty was written on paper taken from an army ledger book. Article 2 is the crucial one that defines the Navajo reservation.”

Treaty of 1868, National Museum of American Indian, National Archives

DinÉ Policy institute at dinÉ college

The Diné Policy Institute (DPI) is a research organization housed in Diné College in the center of the Navajo Nation. Our purpose is to identify important social and political questions facing the Navajo people and provide public research and informed perspectives on these.