April 12, 2022

The "Hero Twins" Certificate

This certificate will recognize the efforts and merit of the students that successfully complete the "My Ideal Future" class, but also other Native or non-Native students that achieve remarkable results or performance in other areas or activities at school and outside the school.

Diné Story of the Hero Twins

Diné story of the Hero Twins, from birth through manhood, provides a lifelong pattern for all people to learn from and follow.

Everyone was involved in their raising, their training, and eventually struggles and victories: Sun Bearer and other deities, Changing Woman in the Diné, the animals and the birds, even the earth itself.

The Giants and their followers had made it impossible for the Diné to establish a homeland, but Changing Woman gave birth to the twins and raise them for their special purpose. They conquered the giants and provided a safe place for the Diné to call home. Within the protecting boundaries of the four sacred mountains, the Diné established their homeland. There they can live and follow the teachings of their forefathers. Many of their ceremonies, chants, prayers, songs, and celebrations of the Diné are reenactments of the events of the story of the Hero Twins. When respected and followed, they will keep the Diné in harmony.

 

The Hero Twins
The Hero Twins