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.