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The Culture of Indigenous Storytelling with Sharon Nelson

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October 24 | 7 – 8 p.m. EST
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Sharon Nelson is assistant professor of diné culture, language and leadership at Navajo Technical University. Professor Nelson will discuss the oral tradition of storytelling in the Navajo culture. The focus of the presentation will be Navajo and Dine’ culture, and the use of storytelling to preserve the oral history and culture, as well as teach the next generation about the importance of relationships. This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students at UIndy. This event is part of University Series.

About Sharon Nelson
Sharon Nelson is Assistant Professor of Diné Culture, Language and Leadership at Navajo Technical University. She is also the current Faculty Congress President, and Executive Director of the Heartbeat Music Project at Navajo Tech. Professor Nelson believes that every Diné person has the inherent right to know and learn their culture and language. She says, “I am most humbled to be a silent warrior woman pushing back on settler colonization through revitalization of Diné culture and language. As a Diné Woman, Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Sister, and Daughter, this is my purpose for being and becoming a Knowledge Holder and Keeper of Diné language, cultural stories, values and principles of our people.”