Hataali Jone Benally, Navajo Healer & Hoop Dancer

9 a.m., Nov. 19, 2018

Jones Benally is a leading Hataali (Traditional Healer) of the Dineh (Navajo) tradition from Big Mountain, Arizona. He was awarded the first "Hoop-Dance Legacy Award" by the Heard Museum in Phoneix in 2013 for his training of hundreds of hoop dancers from all over the country. He has danced for 75 years all over the world as a representative of the Dineh nation and Indigenous people. Hataali Benally has been active in the movement to protect sacred sites in Arizona, especially the San Francisco Peaks. Hataali Benally will be accompanied by his assistant and will do a presentation on Indigenous Traditions and Cultures.

For more information CONTACT: Dr. Julian Kunnie at (520) 621-0017 or via email at jkunnie@email.arizona.edu