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.

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