On Navajo Land

In November 2015 Megaphone Films went to Arizona to launch a project aiming to explore aspects of alternative healing/medicine.

The images here show the first part of this project in Lukachukai, AZ a small town located on the largest Native American Reserve on the continent. We were given a window into the way of life of one particular Navajo, Ben Barney. Ben was an educator on and off the reservation for many years but now in later life has returned to begin an apprenticeship with a well-known and respected Blessing Way ceremonial healer of the region. He now spends a lot of time driving to various homes on the reservation to participate in and help lead traditional healing ceremonies helping individuals and families with both social and health issues they are facing.

The next part of this project will take a deeper look into the world of healing on the reservation to document how traditional practices and Western medicine are working together on the Navajo Reservation revealing some very compelling outcomes.