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the Diné community to experience
their shared cultural and physical
bond with their landscape. They
are doing this through community
engagement,
adding meaningful
signage, and providing community
amenities that will offer healing to
those experiencing imbalance due
to long-term poverty, poor health,
historical
injustice, biodiversity
decline, and loss of Indigenous
culture and language.
Promoting Equitable
Access to Diné Bikéyah
Lands
The project team started by
assembling an advisory group
consisting of representatives from
different parts of the Navajo Nation,
with interests from cycling to culture.
NavajoYES spearheaded engagement
events to attract people to the spaces
and solicit feedback on how the trails
can be more accessible and culturally
relevant. The project team has started
making improvements, including
updating signage to include the Diné
language - Diné Bizaad - and
place names. Not only does this
reverse the erasure of Indigenous
language, but also it educates visitors
of Diné culture while promoting
pride and cultural understanding of
the Diné language and customs. In
the coming months, the project team
will continue to hold engagement
opportunities, enhance trails and
explore opportunities to expand
beyond the current priority areas.
This project promotes equitable
and just access to the land of the
Diné Bikéyah for the people of this
sacred land. Though history and climate
change continue to impact the
health of the land and its people, advocates
today are working to ensure
treasured spaces are protected, accessible
and welcoming for the people
of the community. This work ensures
tomorrow's children can live in a better
world and be equipped to continue
the work to enhance connection to
land for future generations.
Jared Mummert is Community and Environmental Resilience
Program Manager at NRPA (jmummert@nrpa.org). Louise
Tsinjinnie is Media Representative for Navajo
Nation Parks and Recreation (ltsinjinnie@navajo-nsn.gov).
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