Radmilla Cody performs her hauntingly personal song "A Beautiful Dawn" from her album Spirit of a Woman.

 Radmilla A. Cody is a Navajo model, award-winning singer, and anti-domestic violence activist who was the 46th Miss Navajo from 1997 to 1998.

Cody was born into the Tłʼááshchíʼí clan of the Navajo Nation to a Navajo Native American mother. Her father is African-American. She was raised in the rural areas of the Navajo Nation by her maternal grandmother, speaking Navajo.

In 1997, Cody participated in and won the Miss Navajo contest, an event for which extensive knowledge of Navajo traditions and fluency in the Navajo language are required,[6] rather than the ideals of beauty promoted by Western beauty pageants. After her tenure, she began a career as recording artist.

In 2002, Cody sang the Navajo version of The Star-Spangled Banner at the Kennedy Space Center as John Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American nation to fly into space.


Responses to "Navajo Singer Performs Hauntingly Beautiful Song "Spirit of a Woman""

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don't understand the words but I feel them!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful song & beautiful video. I feel this song, even if I don't understand the words. The same way I feel a Whale song or Wolf song....Some songs feel & words are not understanding. BEAUTIFUL.

  3. infniti says:

    My soul bloomed reaching for the sky.

  4. This Navajo singer would be very welcome to our festival.

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  6. Unknown says:

    Beautiful song makes me feels a little sad but touches my soul xx

  7. Barbara Kumpan says:

    Beautiful Song Thank you for sharing.

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