Jennifer Denetdale

Jennifer Denetdale (Diné), a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is an associate professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico. She serves as the chair of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission. She is a direct descendant of the 19th century Diné/Navajo leaders Hastiin Ch’il Hajiin and his wife Asdzáá Tl’ógi (better known in US history as Manuelito and Juanita) who led the Navajo resistance against the US invasion of Navajo land in the 1850s and 1860s.

December 10, 2017