The Religious Studies and Classics Department and the College of Humanities presents Jones Benally, world champion hoop dancer and traditional Dineh (Navajo) Healer.
Benally is a leading Hataali (Traditional Healer) of the Dineh (Navajo) tradition from Big Mountain, Arizona. He was awarded the first "Hoop-Dance Legacy Award" by the Heard Museum in Phoenix in 2013 for his training of hundreds of hoop dancers from all over the country. He has danced for 75 years all over the world as representative of the Dineh nation and Indigenous people. Benally has been active in the movement to protect sacred sites in Arizona, especially the San Francisco Peaks. Benally will be accompanied by his assistant and do a presentation on Indigenous Traditions and Cultures.
For more information contact Dr. Julian Kunnie at 520-621-0017 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.