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December 29, 2014

December 2014 Newsletter

The winter season on the Navajo Nation is a very joyous and enlightening time of the year. It is a precious time for Navajo elders to share their cultural wisdom through oral stories with the young who not only find it educational, but sometimes humorous and entertaining.

Many Navajo elders describe their harsh upbringing and hardships as a teaching tool to prepare the youth for the future. One such teaching requires the youth to roll in the snow, which is a form of discipline to help build a strong mind and body.