Good Humans Project - Royce Manuel

July 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Royce Manuel is a member of the Akimel O'odham tribe and lives in the Salt River Community with his wife, Debbie Nez Manuel and their children. He is well known and loved within the community as a family man, first responder, youth mentor, educator and artist. To know Royce is to know compassion in human form. Throughout his life, Royce has dedica...
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Good Humans Project - Jennifer Touchine

November 16, 2020  •  1 Comment
In Navajo culture, babies are kept in Awee' Tsaal (Navajo for cradleboard) to keep them safe and secure. These cradleboards are usually made of cedar wood. Babies are first swaddled in a blanket then laid on the board, the leather strips are laced to secure the newborn. Families will make or purchase these wooden cradleboards when a new child is ex...
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Good Humans Project - Arlette Pender

November 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
On the stoops of New York, Arlette Pender who is Brooklyn born and raised, began her journey in the natural hair care industry. She began braiding hair after being inspired by her mother who did hair for women in their home, or as it was called then, a “kitchen beautician.” Although her mother did hair, she didn’t know how to braid so Arlette taugh...
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Good Humans Project - Laureen Chischilly

September 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Laureen Chischilly who is Navajo and lives in Phoenix, Arizona recalled when her son Marcus enlisted in the Marines right after he finished high school in 2005. She worried about him and frequently prayed for his safety. It was a difficult adjustment for Laureen, her husband Josh, and their four daughters, Sheila, Gabrielle, Michelle, and Shantelle...
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Good Humans Project - Az Warriors

August 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Several Native American young men stand in the center circle of a basketball court and are asked to answer the question "Who are you dedicating this practice to?" Each player responds acknowledging a parent, their family, or another important person in their life. Coach Rob Johnston talks to the players about why the team is called the Warriors and...
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