Join BCA in conversation with Chief Justice Emeritus of the Navajo Nation Robert Yazzie and his son, Steven Yazzie about the interconnectedness of Healing & Justice and the role that we all have in bringing about and embodying peacekeeping and wholeness. Recalling BCA’s recent trip to set up a pop-up clinic in Navajo Country, we will probe into the Nature of Healing, Peacekeeping and Community. BCA is honored to host this very special event. Thank you!
The Honorable Robert Yazzie is a retired chief Justice of the Navajo Nation. He was the Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation from 1992 through 2003. He practiced law in the Navajo Nation for 16 years, and he was a district judge for eight years. He is now teaching Navajo Law at the Navajo Technical University. Chief Justice Yazzie continues a career devoted to education in formal participation in faculties, lectures and discussions of traditional indigenous law at various venues throughout the world. He has a global audience and he has frequently visited foreign lands to share his wisdom about traditional indigenous justice and governance.
Steven Yazzie was born and raised in Nazlini, Arizona located on the Navajo Reservation. He is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and belongs to four Diné clan groups. Steven attended University of New Mexico and earned Associates of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology. He currently works as the maintenance supervisor at Gallup McKinley Schools. He is developing a career in traditional Navajo counseling to help his community. His late grandfather was a medicine man and performed numerous healing ceremonies. Through his grandfather Steven learned traditional Navajo prayers, songs, teachings and stories about Navajo healing ceremonies.