‘A good day for all religions’: Navaho sacred object celebrates anniversary
Navaho Sacred Objects is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the release of a book called The Good Day for All Religions: The Story of the Navaho-Kanien’ot (Navaho-Oroshan-Oshkosh) Sacred Object.
The book includes a short documentary, an illustrated guidebook, and a guide for children about the history of the Native American faith.
“Our purpose is to provide the information that the people of the United States, the world, and Native people have been missing in our world,” said the book’s author, Kiki Johnson.
Johnson, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, is a scholar of Native American religion.
She also has a master’s degree in religion and religious studies.
“We wanted to take a look at what has been happening and tell the story,” she said.
Navaho Sacred Object was created with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Museum of American Indian History.
The project was funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Discovery Science, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Kiki and Mike Johnson Foundation.
Navajo-Orosshan Sacred Object is available for purchase online and at the National Archives.