Cynthia Wilson will speak on Wednesday, November 1, during the “Bears Ears” opening night program.
Tickets for the program may be purchased here.
Cynthia is from the Navajo Nation in Monument Valley located in San Juan County, UT. She is of the Folded Arms People clan and born for the Towering House clan. Cynthia holds a Masters of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah. She serves as the Traditional Foods Program Director for Utah Diné Bikéyah. She helps with public land management planning focused on traditional food knowledge that addresses the physical and spiritual health of the land and the people. She is the granddaughter of a Navajo medicine man who conducted blessing way ceremonies, who inspired her work on indigenous food preservation. Cynthia hopes to practice dietetics that strengthens traditional cultures and ties to reclaim local traditional food systems.