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Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) are pictured on the first Death Star in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977). (Lucasfilm)
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) are pictured on the first Death Star in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977). (Lucasfilm)

Next month, the original "Star Wars" movie is being re-released dubbed in Navajo.

It's the first time a major motion picture will be translated into a North American tribal language.

The project will help Navajo families who want to learn and preserve their native language.

From member station KUNM in Albuquerque, Christine Trudeau reports.

This segment aired on June 20, 2013.

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