Navajo convert's dance group headed to NMAI

The Dineh Tah Dancers, a Navajo dance group, is headed to the opening of the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The group was founded in 1993 by Shawn Price, a Navajo tribal member. About 21 people, mostly teenagers, take part in preserving their traditions.

For Price, a junior at the University of New Mexico, that also means sharing his Jewish faith. He converted to Judaism in 1998 and says Navajo and Jewish beliefs are similar.

Get the Story:
Navajo Man Says Judaism Enhances Indian Beliefs (The Albuquerque Journal 9/13)

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