A Performance by World Hoop Dance Champion and Navajo Healer Jones Benally

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:30am
Catalina Room, Student Union Building, UA Campus

World Hoop Dance Champion and Navajo Healer Jones Benally to perform and speak at the University of Arizona 

Free and Open to the Public
Jones Benally is a leading Hataali (Traditional Healer) of the Dineh (Navajo) tradition from Big Mountain, Arizona. He was recently awarded the first "Hoop-Dance Legacy Award" by the Heard Museum in Phoenix for his training of hundreds of hoop dancers from all over the country. He has danced all over the world as 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. As part of his presentation for the University community, Hataali Benally will be performing a hoop dance, along with his son, Clayson.
Sponsored by Religious Studies, School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Humanities at the University of Arizona.

For more information, call Julian Kunnie or Karen Seat at (520) 621-0017.