Navajo Ben Shellyl Encourages Love & Honor for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA — This past Friday, May 9, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly issued the following  statement for Mother’s Day 2014:

“On behalf of the Navajo Nation, I wish all mothers a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day,” President Shelly said.

Our mothers and women are the cornerstone of Navajo tradition and culture, especially since we are matriarchal society, he noted.

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly

Mother’s Day is a time of honoring the love and teachings from our mothers.

“Our mothers are the first people to teach us, to care for us,” President Shelly said. “They teach us the basics of life and the difference between right and wrong. They are our first teachers.

“Respect your mothers and take the time to celebrate Mother’s Day with them,” he added.

This Mother’s Day, do something special for your mom to let her know your appreciation and support for her parenting. Whether it’s a barbecue, a trip to the movies or dinner at a special restaurant, show your mom love for all she’s done.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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