Radmilla Cody and her grandmother, photographed in 2006.
John Running/Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian
May 10, 2010 Her mother was Navajo, her father African-American. Now, she sings traditional songs in the language of her Native American ancestors -- with more than one twist. Cody lends her soulful, bluesy voice to speak out against domestic abuse.
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