Jim Kristofic grew up on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and has worked on and off the “Rez” for more than twenty years as a river guide, journalist, ranch hand, National Park ranger, horticulturalist, construction worker, and oral historian. In 2018, he was named the National Teacher of the Year by the Johnson-O'Malley Association. He has written for The Navajo Times, Arizona Highways, Native Peoples Magazine, and High Country News. He is the recent author of Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School, from University of New Mexico Press. He also wrote the award-winning books The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, both published by UNM Press. He lives in Taos, New Mexico. You can contact him at www.jimkristofic.com or through the "Navajos Wear Nikes" Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Navajos-Wear-Nikes/132679940123287Read more Read less
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