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Name: Shannon Greyhat
Tribe: Navajo (Diné)
Tribal Position: None
Education: BA in Special Education and Elementary Education
Favorite Sports: Basketball and volleyball
Hobbies/Special Interests: Horses, weaving, and attending rodeos.
Religion: Native American Church
Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Attend Navajo cultural and social events. Just being proud to be a Native American.
Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: Teach my daughter about the language, religion, taboos, and other Navajo teachings taught to me by my family
Do you speak your tribal language? Yes
Misconceptions: That we don’t pay taxes, college is free, we get a lump sum of money every year, that we receive a new truck every year, we all live in teepees, that we all wear feathers all the time, that there is one Native language spoken among all the tribes.
Offensive words/actions: Being called “savages,” “uncivilized.”
Shannon Greyhat and daughter Michelle Watson.