Navajo Tours USAis creating Dahsani Campground on the Navajo Nation reservation
For the price of a favorite drink, you are investing in positive change for the world. You will also receive complimentary campground updates and anything else we can think of that will be fun.
At this level you receive all the rewards above - updates, t-shirt, good energy AND...
- You have FREE campground stays OR tell us to 'Pay It Forward'
- Your own plaque at Dahsani Campground
About Navajo Tours USA
Who is Navajo Tours USA
You know how we visit a destination and feel there is a much deeper story? At Navajo Tours USA, we guide travel guests on walking tours into the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. We share indigenous history, tread with safety, and experience with respect.
We advocate for responsible travel on public and tribal lands. Our core values hire local, develop partnerships with Veterans groups, youth services and businesses, promote Native American language and culture, and support intergenerational community-capacity building activities.
Dahsani Campground needs your help
As we build the campground, we will be focusing on sustainable practice strategies; xeriscaping, collecting rainwater, using eco-friendly cleaning supplies, integrating alternative sources of power and more. Your patronage makes all this possible.
Q: What services will you provide?
A: We will offer safe parking and stays at Dahsani Campground.
Q: What type of business is Dahsani Campground?
A: We are a 100% Native American owned for-profit business under a land lease agreement with the Navajo Nation government. We are registered as an LLC in the state of New Mexico and registered with the Navajo Nation Tax Commission.
Q: What are some of the problems you have identified?
A: We want to offer travel guests true and authentic travel experiences on public and tribal lands. We want to erase the bad imagery and stereotypes read in books and movies about Native Americans. We want to share indigenous history. We want to promote safety and respect on our public and tribal lands.
Q: What does dahsání mean?
A: Kialo and Terri's three children are of the Mud Clan or Hashtl'ishnii. In our Navajo clan story, Changing Woman gave a cane made of black jet to the Mud Clan people and with this gift, the Hashtl'ishnii Clan became skilled and creative people. Today, they are crafts people and farmers. Changing Woman gave the Mud Clan the porcupine as their animal protector. In the Navajo language, the porcupine is called dahsání. This is why we named the business Dahsani Campground.
Kialo Winters, Founder/CEO, is Navajo & Zia Pueblo from New Mexico with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. He advocates place-based learning and adventure education. He is founder of Navajo Tours USA, a tour operating business serving Chaco Culture National Historical Park and the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. He has worked 15 years as a classroom teacher on the Navajo Nation reservation.
Gil Tsinnajinnie, Founder/COO, is Navajo from New Mexico with an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Central New Mexico College, Albuquerque, NM. Gil has extensive experience in community agriculture planning. His a consultant to community agriculture groups on the Navajo Nation reservation and the US Southwest.
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