The Story of Leadership & The Wisdom of the Wolf
A positive portrayal of the wolf as told by Navajo Storyteller, Sunny Dooley
Sponsored by Plan B to Save Wolves
Benefiting Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
Join us for an evening of traditional Navajo story telling that positively portrays the wolf and their leadership in nature.
Two showings are available for this very exciting event:
November 9th, Sedona
Vista Hall at The Collective
Doors open: 5:30pm
Storytelling begins: 6:00pm
Light refreshments served.
The Plan B Ambassador Pack will be on site.
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November 10th, Flagstaff Museum of Northern Arizona
Doors open: 6:30pm
Storytelling begins: 7:00pm
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Sunny Dooley, Navajo Storyteller
Sunny Dooley is a traditional storyteller who has been telling Navajo stories for 30 years. She works as a storyteller, folklorist and cultural consultant – collecting, learning and retelling the oral tradition of the Navajo Blessingway stories. These stories present the worldview of the Diné people and details their relationship with their surroundings. She has retold these stories by oral tradition in Navajo and in English for a variety of organizations, universities, schools and conferences throughout the US, Canada, Africa, Europe and Mexico including the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, and the Denver Arts Museum, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Among her many accomplishments include winning the 1982 Miss Navajo pageant. She was the Olive B. O'Connor Distinguished Visiting Professor of Literature and Storyteller-in-Residence at Colgate University and one of nine women, and the only Native storyteller, selected for the Women’s Chautauqua Institute. In 2006, she received the Navajos Making a Difference Award at the annual Navajo Studies conference. She founded the Hané Storytelling Festival for indigenous storytellers and has been featured in several documentaries. In 2013, she was the Runy International Scholar at Robert Morris University.
About Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is a non-profit organization based in Flagstaff that is dedicated to bringing back wolves and restoring ecological health in the Grand Canyon region. GCWRP works to build an educated and supportive community to welcome the return of wolves to their historic home range.
Mexican wolves are considered one of the rarest and most endangered mammals in North America. Currently there are only 113 Mexican wolves in the wild in eastern AZ and western NM. After a century of deliberate eradication programs, the Mexican wolf was listed as an endangered species in 1976. All Mexican wolves alive today are descendants of just seven individual wolves that remained by the early 1980s when a captive breeding program began to save the species from extinction.
Science tells us that wolves are considered a keystone species in the ecosystems in which they live and they are important to increasing biodiversity and providing resiliency in habitats during a changing climate. Scientists also say that the Grand Canyon region is an important recovery area for the future long-term viability of Mexican wolves. Ultimately, public support is essential in order for wolves to thrive in the wild.
For more information visit www.gcwolfrecovery.org
Plan B and the Ambassador Pack
Founded by Betsy Klein and Timon Pratt, the Plan B Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation created to support organizations and individuals in their mission to protect, preserve and rescue wolves and wolf dogs through advocacy, education and funding.
Plan B will work hands on with wolf and wolf dog groups, organizations and individuals to:
- Provide in-kind marketing, development and Board development services.
- Fundraise, manage and disburse funds to organizations with an emergent need.
- Help create a unified network of support among wolf and wolf dog organizations.
Sedona Wolf Week
Plan B and Apex Protection Project co-founded Sedona Wolf Week, an annual event created with the mission to change the way people see wolves.
Unlike any other event supporting wolves, Sedona Wolf Week offers a diverse program of speakers, performers, school presentations, arts, entertainment, concert, fundraisers, a wolf co-existence panel and social interactions with the Apex Protection Project Ambassador Pack to generate awareness and educate the public about wolves.
For more information on Sedona Wolf Week 2018 click here.
Chaos and Theory, the Plan B Ambassador Pack
Rescued by Plan B as young pups, the two wolf dogs will be on site in Sedona for viewing and possible social interaction.
To read their story please click here.