All posts by Tamera Yazzie

Diné Culture Night Online — May 6th, 2020

Nihighan, Nihikékʼehashchíín, Nihichʼiiyáán

Our home, Our walking path, Our food

Staying home in this time may have many of us paying much attention to our hooghan. Nihighan (our home), Nihikék’ehashchíín (our walking path), Nihich’iiyáán (our food) are the topics that will be shared on Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30pm MDT. Please join us online for our final Diné Culture Night of the semester. T’áá hooghandi sínídáago nił ałhíidiikah.

Diné Culture Night Online — April 8th, 2020

Tsʼah Diné Beʼazeʼ Átʼé

Tsʼah is Medicine

Join us tonight for our first ever Diné Culture Night online! Tonight’s topic is Tsʼah is Medicine, Tsʼah Diné Beʼazeʼ Átʼé. If you can’t make it tonight starting at 5:30pm, don’t worry because it will be recorded and shared for viewing anytime. This will be a Zoom meeting with ID and PW codes on the flyer.

Diné Culture Night — March 4th, 2020

Naadą́ą́ʼ Dajikʼá

Corn Grinding

 Join us this Wednesday starting at 5:30pm for Diné Culture Night: Naadą́ą́’ Dajik’á! We will be grinding corn, singing songs and learning to make blue corn mush. Hosted by the Native Health Initiative

Location: Domenici Center North Wing @ Health Sciences Center Room 2720 – 1001 Stanford Dr NE

Parking: UNM Law School Lot L located at Stanford Dr @ Tucker Ave – Free after 4pm

This is a family friendly event!

Students will experience grinding corn using the traditional Navajo tools – tsé deeshjeeʼ, tsé deeshʼíní, and tsé bee nálzhoozh. Students will hear the songs associated with corn grinding and will be encouraged to sing along. In pairs, students will work together to grind corn and practice the Diné concept of supporting one another. This event will consist of a presentation and discussion about the significance of the Navajo white, yellow, and blue corn. We will conclude with a step-by-step demonstration of how to make blue corn mush. Immersion methods and strategies will be implemented during this session. This is a family friendly event.

Diné Culture Night — February 6th, 2020

Hajíínéí Haneʼ

Navajo Creation Story

We are excited to host our first Diné Culture Night on main campus this semester. Hajíínéí haneʼ baa haneʼ dooleeł.

Join us for Diné storytelling and knowledge sharing on UNM campus. Hajíínéí haneʼ helps us identify and understand the importance of the traditional concepts of ádánístáhakess, ádánáhatʼá, ádił ídlį́ and ájoobaʼ. Presenters will share stories while participants create a mini-poster to help them solidify understanding of the various Diné worlds. Participants will also learn terminology associated with the Diné people’s emergence to the earth’s surface through the black, blue, and yellow worlds. Diné Bizaad immersion methods and strategies will be implemented during this session.

Diné Culture Night — November 24th, 2019

The Navajo Language Program and Native American Studies are hosting a Diné Culture Night on Nov. 22, in Lobo A&B on the third floor of the SUB. This event is open to the public and space is limited. We hope to see you there!