dibé in Navajo) in an hour—a symbolic ritual. The sheep represents spirituality and life: Dibé bi iina. Sheep is life. The Diné people use the sacred animal as a main dish, like roasted mutton or lamb fillet, during ceremonies or significant celebrations—it’s a sign of hospitality, says 2011 Miss Navajo Crystalyne Curley, an administrator in the Nation’s office of the president and vice president.Contestants must also show a clear understanding of traditional everyday life.
That aspect is especially crucial because Miss Navajo becomes an ambassador across the federally recognized tribes and internationally, says Nez.Read more on glamour.com