TEMPE, Ariz. -- Canyon Records artist Delphine Tsinajinnie was recently
recognized as one of Arizona State University's Alumni of the Year.
Tsinajinnie earned her Bachelor of Science in biology with National
Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation researchships in
ocular physiology and cancer genetics.
Tsinajinnie continued her graduate studies at the University of Arizona as
a Yorke Bannard scholar. She is a member of Gamma Beta Phi, an honor
society of the top 20th percentile in the nation. Tsinajinnie is also
listed in the National Chancellor's List, the Who's Who of American
Arizona State University honors alumni who have contributed diverse talents
to the global community. Tsinajinnie was recognized for her work to promote
cultural diversity by implementing the Navajo language in creative ways.
She has worked on projects that incorporate Navajo language in
computer-based pedagogy. She served as a movie script editor, a dialogue
coach to Hollywood actors, and an actor using the Navajo language in a
national CBS/Hallmark film project. She has performed on stages across the
United States, Mexico and Japan. Her musical recordings on the Canyon
Records label promote American Indian cultural maintenance.
Tsinajinnie is the daughter of multicultural educators Stella Tsinajinnie
and the late Leroy Adison Tsinajinnie of Kayenta, Ariz.