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Hundreds attend ceremony for Velez San Carlos Apache Lorenzo family accepts traditional role in the White Mountains

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 13th, 2013


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Natania Velez dances with her Godmother, Sherilyn Lorenzo, on Aug. 3 during her puberty rite ceremony held at the Tortice Cornfield on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Hundreds of San Carlos and White Mountain Apaches participated in the ceremony. See the full story on page A4 of this week’s Moccasin.
Whiteriver — The family and friends of Sherilyn and Louie Lorenzo, Jr., traveled on Aug. 1-4 from the Bylas community to the beautiful Stago Pass and Tortice Cornfield, within the White Mountain Apache Reservation, to witness an Apache traditional puberty rite ceremony honoring 13-year-old Natania Velez.

For the complete article see the 08-14-2013 issue.

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