Lecture Speakers

Zonnie Gorman

In 1989, Ms Gorman embarked on a personal journey to discover how a group of young Navajo men developed an encryption code during the Second World War that was all but impossible to decypher.

Her father was one of those men, and through extensive research and interviews, archival images, personal insights and humour, she shares the poignant story of the code talkers, life on the Navajo reservation in the 1940's, and how the code was created.

She has appeared in several documentaries including the History Channel, the MGM double DVD release of Windtalkers, and the PBS documentary, True Whispers. She is currently the project coordinator for the Circle of Light Navajo Educational Project, a non-profit organization that offers role models for Navajo youth.

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