Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Ms. Sunny Dooley
Email
Phone 505/722-0862
Address Box 2051
Window Rock, AZ  86515
US
Biographical Info Sunny Dooley tells Blessingway stories with the blessing of her family, clans, and elders. She has told the stories throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Africa for ten years.
Program Title DINÉ (NAVAJO) BLESSINGWAY STORIES
 
Program Description These Origins stories, in Navajo or English, present the worldview of the Diné people and their relationships with their surroundings. They are the social versions of the sacred chants. They are told only from October through about early March (first thunder). From March through October, a selection of other stories is available.
Series Writers, Storytellers and Poets; New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
Program Title DINÉ FOLKLORE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT
 
Program Description This talk focuses on cultural items significant in maintaining Diné matrilineal teachings. They include the Navajo basket; the woman's traditional dress of moccasins, leggings, dress with sash belt, hair tie and hair brush; goat skins, grinding stones, rock brushes, clay pot, and so on. Can be presented separately or related with traditional stories above.
Series Writers, Storytellers and Poets; New Mexico History and Cultures
Chautauqua Program Application (Booking) Click here to fill out a funding application for this program »
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