We sincerely appreciate all of your encouragement and generous donations! With your help, we have raised $3525 and are 70% of the way towards our goal! Please continue to share our project and increase awareness.
You are helping students like Summer make an incredible impact in the community. Summer is planning to study under a Navajo medicine man to learn the traditions, medicinal practices, and ceremonies of the Navajo people. She hopes to ensure that the language and cultural practices of indigenous peoples are kept alive for future generations by completing an extensive research project and an apprenticeship.
I never thought that I would be able to try something like this is college. I never could think of anyway that traditional teachings from my Native American roots, especially a ceremony, could be merged and given credit. The Honors College encouraged me to take this path. Their willingness and openness to diversity welcomed me to embark on taking on a project like this. I always worried that my time at NAU would isolate me away from my Navajo way of life, but the Honors College has only encouraged me to embrace it while being away.
- Summer Daw
Biomedical Science and Applied Indigenous Studies '22