Diné Navajo Storyteller Sunny Dooley of the Diné Navajo community of Chi-Chil-Tah, New Mexico, will present “Hané: The Diné Navajo Stories” at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Alumni College Center room 116 as part of the Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series at the Utica Campus. Admission is free.
Dooley has been telling the “Origin and Blessing Way Creation Stories” of the Diné people throughout North America, West Africa, and Europe for the past 30 years. The retelling of these stories carries the understanding of why people, places, and things are the way they are. The stories teach an understanding of the past, present, and future. Hané is considered an art form that is precious and sacred.
Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in-person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building Room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, and at the Utica Campus Bookstore and the Rome Campus Student Services Center; online anytime at www.mvcc.edu/tickets<https://www.mvcc.edu/tickets>; or over the phone by calling 315.731.5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit www.mvcc.edu/culture<https://www.mvcc.edu/culture>.