Arizona Service Trip June 15: Black Mesa

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Today we drove to Black Mesa to experience a traditional Navajo weekend. We spent the morning preparing and blessing the Hogan for our campout that night.

The boys helped Lena’s brother, Ernie, chop wood and prepare the fire. The girls helped Lena make traditional Navajo food, such as fry bread, blue corn mush, and Navajo cake.

We spent the evening around the fire eating s’mores and listening to some of Lena’s wisdom. Lena and Ernie explained to us about their family’s clan and we shared our heritages with the whole group.

We all slept in the Hogan and looked forward to our hike up Black Mesa the next morning.
– Taylor

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