Dene/ Navajo “Ask an Elder”

“Ask an Elder”

There are many questions and few elders. This blog will be populated with your Q&A found in the comments.

Please comment with your questions and we’ll promote this blog to the Navajo elders who may have the answers that you seek.

 

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21 thoughts on “Dene/ Navajo “Ask an Elder”

  1. My name is Darrell (Crazy D) my Great grand father is Chief Hokoleskwa of the Shawnee. None of my kin speek Shawnee. I wanted to ask the elder of the Navajo if there are any native speekers in the eastern USA? Please reply as I will follow this post…

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  2. This may be too broad a question, but here goes. I’m writing a giant historical novel about Arizona–the size and style of book like James Michener used to write–and it includes much about the Navajos, from their perspective along with Anglos and Spaniards. In fact I’ve just reached the late 1850s and the Fearing Time. While researching in Arizona itself I talked to Hopi, Apache, O’odham, and other tribes, but circumstances ended up meaning I wasn’t able to talk to any Navajo, so I ask here: Is there anything that the Elders would absolutely NOT want me writing about?

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  3. Greetings. I’m trying to trace my ancestry all the way back to the Pleiades. If you recognize any of these names to be of Navajo origin, please contact me at nickandajsmom@gmail.com? St. Pierre Poitras, Marie E. Brammir, Baptiste DesJarlais, Marie Martaine, Joseph John O’Connor, Marie F. Raymonds, Unknown Faverau, Mary Madeline Reed

    Nvwatohiyadv = Peace To All My Relations

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  4. Being that the Aztec nation was allegedly originally from the four corners area of the US, can you tell me if this is true and if there are reminents of the Aztec in that area, If so where?

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  5. I am looking for information on my Great Grand parents and grandmother born on a now burnt reservation along the co river in AZ. MY Great Grandparents last name was Rawls, I do not not have their first names Although my Grandmothers name was Virgina Rawls. They moved to Fresno, Ca when my grandmother And her 4 sidlings were young after the fire. I want to say around 1935 to 1940. Everybody including my mother has passed on with out passing down any information about my hertiage. A little help would be great.

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  6. I’m a white woman, in love with a Navajo/zuni man. He is traditional and after a year of being his “secret” from his family, he wants me to meet them soon. My question is this.. How do I make the transition from my heritage to welcome and embrace his as my own? And is it possible to be welcomed into their family being a white woman?
    Thank you

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  7. My name is Ka Te I have a great gift and my only teacher have been of the spirit
    World ., I work in the field that I love I help people in life to see there way .. I teach the old ways . But the spirit world is so strong if any elder can help me connect and understand better what comes to me if there’s anyone that can help and be a great teacher to me as I am teachers to others thank you Ka Te

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    • Ka Te, I am a student. I would like to interview you on a research paper regarding Native American Religion. Can you please contact me? njfishfinder@aol.com

      Hello. I am a student looking to interview someone that can enlighten me to the Native American Religion. I Live in NJ so I know this may pose a challenge. I’m very interested and intrigued on the culture.

      1. Your Name (first name is ok)
      2. Tribe or distinction of Native American Background
      3. How has the religion perpetuate itself in the past?
      4. How does it survive now, in this age of Information?
      5. Any references that I can use would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Greetings .. If u want to know more, u can contact me at 928-209-8920 .. I believe its important to share our traditional teachings ..

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      • ya’at’ee’h My brother yes I can help you it would be my honor to talk to u and do all I can to bring u back to your Center .. to to understand things again do you feel and understand the deeper meanings of many things we get lost very easily in these times people do not see what lies in front of them nor did I want to feel the things that they must for our teachers are all around us we cannot forget we must listen and we must see .. please text me 848-702-4593 .. it is my great love to do all I they can to help and protect and heal all those who want to be heard and to understand things that are around them I truly am honored to be able to do whatever I can to help and heal ka-te

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  8. My name is Mylo. I live in Suffolk County, NY. Just recently I found out that I am adopted. Both my adopted parents are now dead. I took a DNA test, results: 13% Asian, 87@ Native American (South). Copy of my birth certificate says I was born in Whiteriver, AZ, Navajo County. I am so excited and happy to hear about my background. But I was told that in order to enroll as a member in the Navajo Tribe is to send the original B.C. or the state I was adopted. How can I do this when I do not know where I was adopted? I called several places: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo City Birth & Death Records, US Archives & Records Admin. Please contact me at endaramylo@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  9. Hello. I am a student looking to interview someone that can enlighten me to the Native American Religion. I Live in NJ so I know this may pose a challenge. I’m very interested and intrigued on the culture.

    1. Your Name (first name is ok)
    2. Tribe or distinction of Native American Background
    3. How has the religion perpetuate itself in the past?
    4. How does it survive now, in this age of Information?
    5. Any references that I can use would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Greetings .. I am Navajo of the Navajo Nation .. You’re welcome to contact me @ 928-209-8920 if you would like to know more about Native American traditions/religion ..

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      • I just came across this site and have a question. I am looking for assistance in learning the Dine’ words. I have books, tapes, cassettes, but I’m lacking someone to help teach or guide me through this journey. I am also trying to learn Lakota as I know more of their people. I will check back or you can contact me by email.
        sugarland1313@gmail.com

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      • Hi,Del. My name is Sal. I would like to know more about Navajo spirituality. My number is 775-350-2648.I’m 15% Native, from a northern Mexican tribe. Many thanks.

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  10. Hello, I just had some question about some things, with religion and traditional values of Navajos. Im 75% Navajo, MY Mother is full Navajo and her parents are from ARIZONA and NEW MEXICO. She was not taught in full for that they were worried about her up bringing in a different state..If I could have someone email me, thank you so much.

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