Living Holistically

Practicing the Navajo Principles of Hózhǫ́ and K’é


  • Miranda Jensen Haskie


In this article the author introduces the Navajo (Diné) principles of Hózhǫ́ and K’é as a foundation for holistic learning and living. She tells how her grandfather’s life represented these principles and how he manifested them in the world. She shows how his model reveals that holistic education is about living holistically as was foundational to Indigenous cultures prior to colonization. She offers her grandfather’s way of being as a model for holistic living.

Author Biography

Miranda Jensen Haskie

Dr. Miranda Haskie is a Professor of Sociology at Diné College in Tsaile, AZ. She is co-author of The Future of Navajo Education.