Black Mesa, AZUnited States
About Marie Gladue
Marie is a member of the Dineh (Navajo) Nation and lives in Black Mesa, Arizona. Marie will be creating a plan of action and a process to revitalize and sustain her community (Hozho). The process of the Navajo planning practice is based upon and symbolically embedded within the landscape where they have lived for many generations. Their practice is based on a Law of the Land known as Dinetah. This landscape-law is the foundational source of Dineh thought and philosophy; this knowledge is articulated through storytelling and ceremonial songs. By reinstating the principles of traditional Navajo planning, Marie hopes to help her community heal from the ongoing traumas of mining, water diversion and pollution, and relocation that they continue to experience each day at Black Mesa.