The basic term k’é (kinship) refers to affective action and solidarity, including such concepts as love, compassion, kindness, friendliness, generosity, and peacefulness.

The Diné (Navajo) are a matriarchal society, women play a very significant role and family comes first.

Jerry Nelson is one of the most respected medicine men of the Diné (Navajo) Nation. He has been a Native American Church Roadman for the past thirty-eight years with his wife, four children, and twelve grandkids. He is a medicine man and a counselor, helping people in his own traditional ways of prayer. He runs traditional teepee and sweat lodge ceremonies as well as spiritual doctoring work.

Join us on September 4th at 12pm PST for a talk on kinship and the traditional Diné clan system, sacred songs, and family blessing.

There will be teachings about sacred numbers and other spiritual significance of the Diné clan. He will also offer a powerful family blessing to send some of that loving energy to participants' families, so they can feel close to one another, especially those who have been forced to be separated duration of the pandemic.


This is a fundraiser to support Jerry’s family through the pandemic. The Diné Nation was severely hit by the virus losing thousands of people, Jerry’s family hasn’t been able to work throughout the pandemic as his wife is an at-risk group.

Registration: sliding scale options

This course is a fundraiser to support Jerry's family. There are sliding scale options available for those who wish to give more. We thank you for your generosity and support!


  • How long will I be able to view the offering?

    Once you register for this offering, you will have access to the recording for 3 days to watch and replay.

  • What language is this offering presented in?

    This offering is presented in English.

  • What is the quality of the offering footage?

    This offering is a Zoom recording from a live presentation.

  • How long is the offering?

    The offering is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

  • When was this offering created?

    This offering is from September 2021.

Course curriculum

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    Diné Kinship with Jerry Nelson

    • Welcome

    • Diné Kinship with Jerry Nelson