July 31, 2008

Miss Navajo takes the lead

Miss Navajo to host leadership conferenceAs Miss Navajo Nation 2007-2008 Jonathea Tso nears the end of her reign, she is looking to complete several projects. This weekend she will be hosting the Second annual Miss Navajo Nation Youth Leadership Conference Aug. 2 at Diné College in Tsaile.

“With anything that Miss Navajo does, you have the option of carrying it on or you can just say, ‘I can’t do it.’ But I’ve seen a lot of conferences, and one of the things I wish I could see in those conferences is more of the Navajo teachings and philosophies of life,” she said.

“If we know our language, if we know our ways of life, if we know what spiritual protection is, it helps our children when they leave the Navajo Nation,” Tso said. “If they knew their history, if they know their creation stories, if they know their language, it’s also going to be protection for us as Navajo people.”

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