Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 12, 2014

Photos: Dine' awarded Justin Willie Humanitarian Award

Photos by Shannon Francis, Dine'

Congratulations to Aretta Begay, Shannon Francis and Roberto Nutlouis, awarded the Justin B. Willie Humanitarian Awards, honoring traditional agriculture.

LEUPP, Navajo Nation -- Honoring the legacy of traditional Dine' agriculture and human rights, Aretta Begay, Shannon Francis and Roberto Nutlouis were awarded the Justin Willie Humanitarian Awards here on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Shannon Francis said, "Congratulations to Roberto Nutlouis and Aretta Begay for your hard work! I am so proud to know you both! and know that I am not alone in doing the agricultural work! Sharing the Leupp Justin B. Willie Humanitarian Awards ceremony captures today. So awesome to share a meal with all these awesome leaders and relatives! Thank you to Leupp Chapter house, and all who cooked such a wonderful meal! I really miss homemade tortillas and mutton stew! We are so honored and grateful to our elders and folks who nominated us! Thank you with the bottom of our hearts to the Willie family for having this event every year! I am your humble worker bee, so let me know what you need at North Leupp Family Farms, Inc.

In honor of Dine' traditional farmer Justin Boyd Willie
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