Home Upcoming Events VIRTUAL: Diné Voices of Healing Series – Session 2

VIRTUAL: Diné Voices of Healing Series – Session 2

Join us for this continued immersion into the tradition of oral history, teachings and sharing of the ‘Beauty Way of Life’. Diné elders and presenters from the Navajo Nation will share their stories of living and healing in these current times in relation to their ancient ways.

Focus for this upcoming session:The Covid-19 pandemic has held us in a state of vigilance, isolation and grief. The Spring Equinox is a time for intentional healing. The ceremony/talk will provide a space to reflect on Dine’ concept of “Sihasin” hope.

If you were not a part of the first session (which focused on the Dine’ foundational concepts of hozho’ (to live in balance) and Ke’ (having relations to all), we invite you to do so before the second session.

Sessions going forward will each have two parts (A Teaching Offering and Follow Up Talking Circles):

  • Teaching Offering (Sat, March 20th), 10:00 am – 11:15 am MT
  • Follow Up Talking Circles (2 weeks later – Sat, April 3rd), 10:00 am – 11:15 am MT

The Teaching Offering session will be recorded and sent to registrants after that event.

Suggested Fee: $25
(+$15) $40 – (support others)
(-$15) $10 – (need support)



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  • David John
    David John
  • Dr. Alta Begay-Piechowski
    Dr. Alta Begay-Piechowski

    Dr. Alta Begay-Piechowski, Diné, lives in Utah and Arizona. She grew up in a traditional home where Navajo culture and language were taught. Her extended family members are rooted in Navajo traditional healing practices and lifeways. She has a BA in Human Services in Psychology, a MA in Counseling, with endorsement in School Psychology. Her family home in Jeddito Island was part of the Hopi-Navajo disputed lands. She and her immediate family subsequently built a relocation home in Blanding, Utah. She worked for Native Americans for Community Action, Inc., counseling other individuals who were relocated to the Flagstaff area. She was a co-founder of Diné be’ iiná, Inc., a nonprofit Navajo organization preserving the lifeways and culture based on the Navajo-Churro sheep. She has been recording healing songs of Navajo practitioners.

    Alta is part of the first year project. Her assistant is her husband, Terrell Piechowski, who is also in the healing profession. She is heading the Lore of the Land team investigating the preservation of the tape library of Navajo aural history recorded in the early 1960s. She will be collecting aural histories from traditional Navajo and non-Navajo spiritual healers who serve the Navajo population. She plans to document the viewpoints of Navajo teachers and administrators about their roles in creating an educational system that fits the cultural needs of the Navajo people. These interests in healing and education complement her work in counseling and school leadership.


Mar 20 2021 - Apr 03 2021


Mountain Time
10:00 am - 11:15 am

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