Welcome to the official website of the Diné Hataałii Association, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based on the Navajo Nation. The D.H.A. is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes.

About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to protect and preserve all Diné traditional ceremonies, including the protection and preservation of songs, prayers, processes and sacred sites. We provide educational and literary forums and opportunities for the study, research, teaching, learning, promoting and disseminating all aspects of Diné ceremonies, under the strict guidance of Diné Ceremonial Law. Our vision is to establish, sustain and execute a comprehensive Diné Ceremonial Apprenticeship Program for all interested Diné people; and to connect Diné Hataałii with the People of the Navajo Nation & beyond.

How You Can Help

Monetary Donations

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also accept standard cash, money order and cashier’s check donations. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your contribution is tax deductible. Contact DHA Treasuer, Daniel Johnson by email.


You can get involved today by becoming a Member. Sign up and you will be joining a group of healers, knowledge-holders and apprentices, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of people from all regions of the Navajo Nation. Contact DHA Secretary, Marilyn Begay by email.

Hataałii Mutual aid

Your gift will help equip Hataałii with necessary resources, such as food donations, gas money, PPE, or Hataałii supplies while offering the promise of support from your family and community. You can make a difference today by signing up. Contact DHA President, Avery Denny, by email.


Diné Hataałii Association, Inc. connects community members with healers, singers and practitioners of traditional Navajo medicine and ceremony. We review and provide resolutions of support for various initiatives related to: Ceremonial Ethics; Sacred Sites and Ceremonial Objects; Planning and Special Projects. We also provide Licensure and Membership on a case-by-case basis.

Hataałii Ethics Committee

The Hataałii Ethics Committee oversees the ethical practices and responsibilities for medicine people and apprentices. Committee Chair: Avery Denny

Ceremonial Ethics Committee

The Ceremonial Ethics Committee provides guidance on ethics and responsibilities within ceremonial settings for all participants. Committee Chair: Anson Etsitty

Planning & Special Projects Committee

The Planning and Special Projects Committee engages in tasks related to the direction and trajectory of the organization, as well, as the review and guidance of Special Project proposals. Committee Chair: Ernest H. Begay

Sacred Sites & Ceremonial Objects Committee

The Sacred Sites and Ceremonial Objects Committee provides protocols of treatment of geographical locations deemed sacred by Diné, and repatriation of ceremonial objects. Committee Chair: Daniel Johnson

Licensure & Membership Committee

The Licensure & Membership Committee reviews and approves applications for membership and is responsible for Diné Hataałii Association licensing. Committee Chair: Marilyn G. Begay

Public Announcements

Upcoming General Meeting

Occurring Sunday, April 30, 2023 – Time: 10:00 a.m. MDT – Location: Diné College, Tsaile Main Campus – Zoom Meeting ID: TBA – Zoom Phone# TBA – Contact D.H.A. to be added to the agenda, at:

A Message from the Board of Directors

To all sponsors of ceremonies, and to all attendees who will be in close proximity to Hataałi, t’áá shoodí please take care of your Hataałii by wearing your mask and maintain good hygiene to keep everyone healthy and safe from disease and illness. Ahxé’hee!

Membership Updates

Applications can be submitted for consideration by contacting Marilyn Begay at: mgbegay505@gmail.com

Photo: Johnson Dennison & Avery Denny

Become a Member

With the aim of bringing balance and healing to as many people as possible, our goal is to connect the Diné Hataałii Association to the People of the Navajo Nation & beyond. Please contact us for more info.