Native Heritage and Recipes
Photo Credit: Tyrell Descheny
Navajo Stories and Teachings and Recipes
"When one tells a story, there is reason and purpose behind each one. It is said that the stories themselves are sacred, despite how it is told, it still serves a purpose. The stories, themselves, protect an individual. Many times I have heard how a Navajo shouldn’t go through life without knowing some songs, prayers, stories and jokes. The stories are hidden within the stars, the same one you look at, I also looked at before. Just like how there are many stars in the sky, there are many stories here on earth. Telling them allows us to share a star with someone else." -- Tyrell Descheny
We are so thankful to Tyrell for his contributions to WeAreNavajo.org. And be sure to check out his facebook page Visit Facebook.com/NavajoHeritage for more stories.
#NavajoHeritage Stories by Tyrell Descheny (aka Tyrell Woolboy)
- Changing Woman
- Food is Sacred
- Laughing and Crying
- Place of Emergence
- The red shirts! The red shirts!
- When Hunger Comes Creeping
- Navajo Clans
- Holy People
- Navajo Cake Batter
- Navajo Wedding
- Puberty Ceremony
- Hair Tying
- Sweat Lodge
- Second World
- Navajo Twins
- Air People, Niłch'í Dine'é
- Song and Dance
- Shoe Game
- Constellations In The Night Sky
- Urge for Sex
- The snake and the cat
- Sis Łichii'í - Navajo Sash Belt
- Sex Organs
- Fire Poker
- Stink Bug
- Puberty Ceremony Run
- Horned Toad
- Moon and Menstruation
- Corn Grinding
- Male Puberty Ceremony
- Jóhónaa'éí and Traditional Weddings
Thank you to local community members (Aneth, Montezuma Creek, Bluff, Blanding, White Mesa, Red Mesa, MV, ect.) for submitting recipes.
You may have seen these recipes being made on our Instagram stories. Follow us @WeAreNavajo
These recipes were graciously provided by @veganasdzaa on Instagram! Follow her for more yummy recipes!
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