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Posted: Friday, June 2, 2006 6:35 am | Updated: 3:12 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

WINDOW ROCK - Oprah Winfrey visited the Navajo Nation this week to gather footage for an upcoming episode of her show, tribal officials said. Winfrey toured the Navajo capital of Window Rock on Wednesday and watched children perform a powwow dance, according to a statement released by the tribe.

"It was a real honor to have such a celebrity grace us with her presence, especially on sacred ground right under the Window Rock," Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said. "She's a very likable person, of course, very honorable."

The Window Rock is a geographic feature that gave the community its name.

Priscella Littlefoot, the To'Nanees' Dizi Chapter coordinator who organized the event, said in the statement that "Oprah is our key to let the world in."

"Hopefully, Oprah's visit will portray that while we do have social problems, we're still rich in our heritage, our culture and language," she said.

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