Sunny is an amazingly talented storyteller (also a former Miss Navajo).
The Story of Leadership & the Wisdom of Wolf
Mesa Arts Center, Piper Theater
October 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 ( dead link removed )
Museum of Northern Arizona, Branigar Hall
October 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm
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A two-city tour of the traditional Navajo winter story about leadership and the wisdom of the wolf (Mai Tso) told by gifted storyteller and folklorist Sunny Dooley, begins at the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm, and concludes at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff on October 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Appropriate for all-ages, this Navajo tale shares culturally grounded lessons of leadership and demonstrates that nature is a powerful teacher for humankind. The story will be told in English, unfolding in rich and entertaining detail how two mammals, two birds, and an instigator insect changed the world by bringing integrity to leadership and a voice to all the people.
The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is hosting the tour to cast a different light on wolves and share a traditional story of this endangered species from a southwest cultural perspective. The non-profit organization works to build an educated and supportive community to welcome the return of wolves to their historic home range. The evening at the Mesa Arts Center will begin with Animal Land, a visual art installation by artists Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars, that literally casts a new light on wolves. Doors open for both events at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 available at the door and in advance online for the Mesa Arts Center event on October 21 or for the Museum of Northern Arizona event in Flagstaff on October 22.