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Diné Culture Night — Journey of Hero Twins to their Father: Kevin Belin

Journey of Hero Twins to their Father

We will be hosting Kevin Belin on February 4th, 2021, who will be presenting an introduction to the Journey of Hero Twins to their Father for our Diné Culture Night.

The meeting will be live-streamed via Zoom. Register to attend with Eventbrite via the button below, or at: https://dineculturenight-020421.eventbrite.com

Kevin Belin’s Bio

Yá’át’ééh ałtah aasį́į́łgóó, adoone’é nishłį́nígíí éí Tódich’íi’nii nishłį́, Tł‘ógí báshíshchíín, Ta’neeszahnii dah shicheii, Chíshí dah shinálí. T’iis ts’ózí ndeeshgiizhdę́ę́’ naashá, Tsé bó’oos’ni’dóó Jádí hadít’įįhdi shiyaahoo’a’. Navajo Preparatory Schooldi naashnish, Diné bizaad bináhoo’aahígíí bá’olta’í nishłį́. Kevin Belin yinishyé, ndi Mr. Belin dah shijiní.

Greetings, My name is Kevin Belin, I am the Navajo Language teacher for Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, NM. I Bitterwater, born for the Weavers, my maternal grandfather is the Tangled people and my paternal grandfather is Chiricahua. I am from Crownpoint, NM of eastern Navajo, and raised around Antelope lookout mesa and Where the lightning struck the rock.

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Diné Culture Night — Navajo Ceremonial System: Adair Klopfenstein

Navajo Ceremonial System

We will be hosting Adair Klopfenstein on December 1st, 2020, who will be presenting an introduction to the Navajo ceremonial system for our Diné Culture Night. This is a collaborative community effort and we are happy to be part of it. This is part one of a webinar series called Ceremony is Prevention.

This presentation will be an overview of the scope and purposes of the various traditional healing ceremonies and the processes required to organize and put a ceremony together for yourself or a loved one.

The meeting will be live-streamed via Zoom. It will not be posted on YouTube afterwards so sign-up to catch it live! Register to attend with Eventbrite via the button below, or at: https://dineculturenight-120120.eventbrite.com

Adair Klopfenstein’s Bio

I am Áshįįhį́, born for Bilagaana. Tsédeesgiishnii are my cheii’s and Bilaganaa are my Nalii’s. My mother is from Coalmine Mesa and I grew up in Salt Lake City. I have been a practitioner of Hózhǫǫjí, Dził Kʼijí, Nayeeʼeejí, and Wóláchiiʼjí bee Hochxǫʼíjí for over 18 years. I have a beautiful wife, two wonderful children, and I currently reside in Cameron, AZ.

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Diné Culture Night — Ádístsiin: Dr. Jennifer Wheeler

Nov23

Diné Culture Night — Ádístsiin: Dr. Jennifer Wheeler

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Dr. Wheeler will demonstrate how to make a set of Navajo stirring sticks and explain how they are used when preparing traditional foods.

Ádístsiin

Ádístsiin (ídístsiin) are traditional Navajo stirring sticks that are made from a bush (diwozhii, diwozhiishzhiin, diwozhiiłbéí) that is native to the Navajo Nation and surrounding area. Dr. Wheeler will demonstrate how to make a set of stirring sticks and explain how they are used when preparing traditional foods. She encourages the audience to engage with her presentation by showing their sets and stories about ádístsiin.

The meeting will be held via Zoom, and live-streamed on our Facebook page, and a recording will be posted to our YouTube channel afterwards. Register to attend with Eventbrite via the button below, or at: https://dineculturenight-112320.eventbrite.com

Dr. Jennifer Wheeler’s Bio

Jennifer Wheeler, PhD., is a long-time educator of Diné language and culture as well as English and literature. As an advocate of Diné language sustainability and revitalization, she shares Diné language and culture through presentations for schools, parents, and communities. She is originally from Many Farms, Arizona. Yooʼí Diné nilį́. Kin Yaaʼáanii dabizhéʼé dóó dabicheii. Tó Díchʼíiʼnii dabinálí. Wheeler’s videos of traditional and modern food demonstrations, narrated solely in Diné bizaad, can be found on her YouTube channel — Bead Clan Kitchen.

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Celebrating 50 years of Navajo at UNM with HDLS 14

https://hdls.unm.edu/

The Navajo Language Program is commemorating fifty years of Diné language instruction at the University of New Mexico. We started as a single class in 1970 and have overcome numerous challenges and celebrated achievements while continuing to teach the Diné language throughout the years. During the 2020-2021 academic year, we celebrate five decades of memories, highlight our history, and recognize those who made the program what it is today. In this panel presentation, we will share our successes by focusing on our current work.

Since 1970, we have taught hundreds of classes, inspired new generations of Navajo speakers,studied the structure of the Navajo language through data-driven research, and produced seminal texts on the Navajo language and culture. The Navajo Language Program continues to work towards our mission of providing quality instruction of Navajo language and Navajo linguistics.

Today, we nurture diversity and promote the incorporation of culture into language instruction as together they contain a knowledge system and values unique to the Diné identity. Now more than ever, we recognize that the Navajo Language Program contributes to the maintenance and revitalization of the Diné language. This program continues to enhance and increase the landscape of diversity in scholarship at the University of New Mexico. Join us at HDLS celebration of our 50th anniversary.

Register to attend HDLS 14 and our panel at: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21597_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1375&SINGLESTORE=true

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.