Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19
In Navajo culture to speak of death is taboo. But since the tribe’s coronavirus infection rate has become the highest in the country, they can’t help but talk about it.
The Benallys hope their videos will encourage tribal members to reconnect with their culture, especially now while tribal members are spending a lot of time at home during during the coronavirus pandemic.
The dilemma is figuring out what parts of Navajo culture they can share publicly and what parts are too sacred and can only be passed down from one Navajo to another.