Cultural Teachings

Eileen Quintana, Nebo Title VI Program Manager describes the traditional way of life of Navajos and the importance of respecting and taking care of our Elders, who have a library of knowledge regarding cultural teachings and traditions. 


"Diné teachings about duality in life. There is male and female rain, the mixture of these waters give way to moisture, mist, and youth rain. These exist at the peaks of holy sacred mountains. From here we pray...creating positive thoughts toward the mountains as did our ancestors. These positive thoughts, prayers of supplication for attaining personal goals and aspirations, we pray for "hozho" (peace, beauty, balance, and harmony) in daily living within our environment. We depend upon water for almost every aspect of life, we are brought into this world in water. All living things need water.
Our first mother -Mother Earth and our first father -Father Sky take care of us, blessing us with the necessities of life.
Start each day with gratitude and humility."