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Register to Attend Free Two-Day Conference – July 28 & July 29, 2022

Fielding Graduate University announced July 21 the sixth annual Navajo Education Conference will take place at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., on Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29.

The free two-day conference will feature presentations by Doctoral alumni of Fielding Graduate University who will present their research on several topics, including:

  • The Transformative Influence of Stories in the Lives of Navajo Women: A Narrative Inquiry
  • Enhancing Navajo Culturally Relevant Education for Head Start Children
  • Navajo Female Leaders: Weaving Together Their Experiences, Culture and Community

The conference will feature addresses by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; Navajo Nation Superintendent of Schools Harold Begay, Ph.D.; and Rose Graham, Director of the Navajo Scholarship Office. Gerardo Tunubalá Velasco, leader of the Misak Indigenous people of Columbia, will provide a presentation on the Educational Tapestry of the Misak People of Colombia.

Other presentations featured include “An Intergenerational Journey Preserving the Navajo Language” by Dr. Miranda Haskie and “Healing Empowerment Through the Language Lineage Tree” by Ms. Barsine Barney Benally.

The free conference takes place from 8 am to 1 pm on July 28 and from 8 am to 1 pm on July 29 at the Navajo Nation Museum at Highway 264 and Loop Road in Window Rock, Ariz.

Those planning to attend the conference are asked to RSVP and register at To view the full agenda for the conference, click here.

Members of the press are invited to attend and cover the conference.

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Fielding Graduate University is an accredited nonprofit leader in transformative education, combining face‐to‐face and online learning. Fielding’s School of Leadership Studies and School of Psychology deliver a personalized graduate education that fosters individual development, community collaboration, and societal engagement. For more information, visit their website at