This summer, Utah Diné Bikéyah hosted its first ever Bears Ears Summer Gathering event. The theme was “Walking in Resilience”.
The event’s primary focus was to spread cultural and traditional knowledge amongst eager learners and allies.
Held on July 24, the gathering welcomed esteemed and amiable guest speakers such as Ms. Ethel Branch of the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, and Dr. Christine M. Ami, the Navajo Cultural Arts Program Grant Manager at Diné College.
Lecture focal points included Legal Terminology and Diné Bizaad Binahoo’aah.
“At the event, we learned a lot from our various guest speakers. We learned about things like Navajo childbirth to how to make kneel down cornbread to watching Diné Bikéyah’s Traditional Foods Director Cynthia Wilson talk about her archery program. It is always exciting to talk and share about who we are,” shares Sahar Khadjenoury, MC of the virtual event.