Gender and Religion

Despite the fact that there has been a long-standing assumption that women are not ceremonial practitioners, Navajo women can and do successfully fill this role. While most women are diviners or herbalists, women practitioners of Blessing Way and curing ceremonials are practicing in communities throughout the Navajo reservation. Navajo women who choose to pursue careers as ceremonial practitioners face complex challenges—oral accounts dictating that men are to be the leaders of ceremonial and political matters, rules surrounding menstruation, and strict sexual continence rules. Nevertheless, motivated to fulfill the culturally sanctioned role of nurturer, they navigate the social and personal issues raised by these multiple challenges to aid fellow Navajo in times of need and carry forward time-honored traditions.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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