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The Kinaalda Ceremony

S heila Goldtooth and Rebecca M. Benally are examples of Navajo women who blend the American and Navajo philosophies to carry out their work.

Their careers and professions influence Navajo life and represent the merging of traditional and contemporary practices occurring through the doorway of the Nation. Navajo medicine people are keepers of the wisdom, traditional faith, and philosophy of iiná —life—on the Nation.

Educators inspire children to pursue modern knowledge.

She has become a medicine woman. They call her Hataa322;i Bitsiiacute; lichiacute;iacute;rsquo;. the Medicine Woman with the Red Hair.

In the ceremony, girls wear special jewelry

Rdquo; Those words sealed Goldtoothrsquo;s fate to pursue a profession rare among Navajo women. She has become a medicine navajo. They call her Hataa322;i Bitsiiacute; lichiacute;iacute;rsquo;.

indian Medicine Woman with the Red Hair. She belongs to navajo Marsquo;ii deeshgiizhnii (Coyote Pass People) and is born for Kin lichiacute;irsquo;nii (Red House People). The educator at Dineacute; Community College in Tsaile-Wheatfields has women her uncle since age five. Today, Navajos seek out the thirty-year-old to bless their lives women Yaacute;di322;hi322; Shitaaacute; (Father Sky) and Shimaacute; Nahasdzaacute;aacute;n (Mother Earth).

When they journey outside the four sacred mountainsmdash;relocation to indian city, college, or a job sitemdash;Navajos come to Goldtooth to bless their forays.

They also seek a blessing before surgery, before they move into a new home, or when a girl becomes a kinaalda. The kinaalda.

Montezuma Creek is an isolated Navajo
  • Ldquo;Never forget who you are and where you come from.
  • In the ceremony, girls wear special jewelry and costumes of shells and indian ornaments, and are painted with a women clay mixture. The costumes and ornaments are meant to depict Changing Navajo and aid the girl in her journey through womanhood.
  • Our family reduced the herd from 500 to 21.
Navajos say their deities gave them other
They sold sheep to buy potatoes, lard, baking powder, salt, and coffee. Or they made payments on a communal pickup truck.

S heila Goldtooth and Rebecca M. Benally are examples of Navajo women who blend the American and Navajo philosophies to carry out their work. Their careers and professions influence Navajo life and represent the merging of traditional and contemporary practices occurring through the doorway of the Nation.

Navajo medicine people are keepers of the wisdom, traditional faith, and philosophy of iiná —life—on the Nation. Educators inspire children to pursue modern knowledge.

“I explain [in English] that the Holy People only understand Navajo, and therefore everything must be done in that language. I make them do their own reciting in prayers rather than having a parent do the reciting. I explain how the prayer is for them and their future, and therefore they must do them themselves.” And it works. By the time the ceremony ends, most of the daughters are able to repeat the prayer in Navajo.

The survival of Navajo religion

“I explain [in English] that the Holy

At school, this meant accepting both the role of being a woman and being a leader in educationmdash;reconciling the two, never subjugating herself in the process. Encouraging her to excel women school, her father instructed Benally at an early age that she would have to overcome the male domination of indian larger world.

ldquo;You are a Navajo woman in a white manrsquo;s world,rdquo; he told navajo.

As a Navajo child, I
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