From Navajo Reservation to NASA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - How does a reservation kid from the Navajo Nation grow up to work at NASA at a lab that sends robots to Mars? For Aaron Yazzie it started in Tuba City, where he was born.
His mother's family lives in Shadow Mountain in Cameron, Arizona and many of Yazzie's relatives attended Tuba City High School, including his mother. Yazzie was raised and went to school in Holbrook, Arizona. His parents Kee and Shirley Yazzie still live in Holbrook. He is Salt clan, born for the Bitter Water clan. His maternal grandfather's clan is Towering House and his paternal grandfather's clan is Near Water.