Anthony Crank

Founding Dine’ Culture and Language Teacher

Ya’at’ééh, shik’éí dóó shidine’é. Shí eí Anthony Crank yinishyé. Shí eí Tł’ááshchí’í nishłį́, Tá'ch’íí’nii bashishchiin,Tábąąhá dashicheii, Tł’ízí łaní dashinalí, Ákót’éego diné nishłį́.



Greetings, I am Anthony Crank. I grew up in Montezuma Creek, Utah on the Navajo Nation. I am fluent in Navajo and grew up in a Diné community. In 2000, I received my BA in Music from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I also studied the Navajo and Japanese languages. I was a Navajo bilingual teacher in Farmington, New Mexico, and then taught music at Navajo Preparatory School from 2001 - 2006. Most recently, I have been a music teacher in Denver, Longmont and Boulder. I live in Boulder with my wife, my two daughters, and my mother-in-law. I am very happy to join the American Indian Academy of Denver community.

Anthony Crank