POV: Sun Kissed

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:00pm

Dorey & Yolanda watching the Sunset.

Credit: Courtesy of Maya Stark

See why the consequences of the Navajos’ relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 continue to this day. When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Sun Kissed, airing Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World, follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos’ Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over. By Maya Stark and Adi Lavy.

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