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Navajo Storyteller Visits Albertus

Sunny Dooley, Navajo storyteller and folklorist, spoke to the cultural anthropology class of Dr. Robert Bourgeois and members of the Albertus community as a guest lecturer on April 23 in the Tagliatela Center Atrium.

For 30 years she has collected, learned and retold the oral traditions of the Diné Hozhojii Hané. These stories present the world view of the Diné People and their relationship with their surroundings. She spoke about the integration and representation of the Navajo Way and origin stories using the wedding basket, a practical and artistic implement that connects with the Navajo universe. She has lectured extensively, and recently was the Olive B. O'Connor Distinguished Visiting Professor of Literature and Story-Teller in Residence at Colgate University.