Shiprock community, Earl Thomas Conley celebrate Diné elders
By Jan-Mikael Patterson
Special to the Times
SHIPROCK, June 19, 2014
(Times photo – Ravonelle Yazzie)
The event kicked off with a bike run bringing together more than a hundred riders to bring forth the message that elderly abuse will not be tolerated.
"Last year there was a lot of money spent on television and radio advertisements raising the awareness on elder abuse," said Dewayne Johnson, Shiprock Navajo Area on Aging Agency's program manager. "This year I thought about directing that message to the public differently."
The idea of having a free concert started about a year ago when thinking about how they would share and publicize the message.
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