Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19

Posted by on May 31, 2020 7:00 am
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Traditional Diné medicine practitioner Jeneda Benally, pictured here with her daughter Dahi, is trying to preserve cultural wisdom in danger of being lost during the pandemic.

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.

(Image credit: Laurel Morales/KJZZ)

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