70 th Annual Native American Church of North America Convention


Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidiné’é
(Greetings my relatives and my people)

We would like to Welcome, our Family, our Relatives and Friends to the 70 th Annual
Native American Church of North America Convention, hosted by the Steamboat Diné
Half Moon Fireplace of Steamboat, Arizona. The scheduled event will be during the
week of June 13 th to the 16 th , 2019 (Father’s Day Weekend). The location of the
convention will be at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona (25
miles East of Flagstaff on Interstate 40 between Flagstaff and Winslow, Arizona).
About Us
The Native American Church of North America Steamboat Diné Half Moon Fireplace
was officially acknowledged through the Navajo Nation Corporation Act on June 15,
2018 and approved by the Native American Church of North America on June 15, 2018
in Winnebago, NE. On June 16, 2018 the NACNA members requested and approved
our church to host the 70 th Annual NACNA Convention in 2019. By this approval we
have faithfully accepted this request.
Our Founder and Father, Thomas James Woodie and our Mother Dolly Bertha Woodie
had envisioned through prayer and songs within the Native American Church a life of
hope, faith, love, and charity. Our parents encouraged us to stay close to prayer and to
the fireplace. Through this way of life, we’ve come accustom to and are reminded that a
family that prays together stays together, we encourage prayer and believe our
strengths not only come from our peyote sacrament but through our faith in God
The fireplace introduced into our family originates from the late Joseph Bassett and his
wife Genevieve Bassett of Red Rock, Oklahoma. Descendants of the Otoe-Missouria
tribe. We aspire our love of this fireplace through the teachings from our Oklahoma
relatives many years ago. In our teachings our relatives always reminded us that the
fireplace is not given to us (like the air we breathe, and the water we drink, it does not
belong to us) however a responsibility to care for it, is the utmost importance. We
always remember never to add or take away the natural elements of the fireplace.
As a family, we have fond memories of our past relatives who faithfully encouraged us
of this way of life. Thank you for taking a moment to understand our teachings and
respecting the preservation of the peyote sacrament. We ask that God keep you safe in
your journey to Flagstaff, Arizona. We look forward to your safe arrival.

Ahéhee’ shikéí dóó shidine’é
(Thank you my relatives and my people)

If you need further information, please do not hesitate contacting us

Our Contact Information
Steamboat Diné Half Moon Fireplace

P.O. Box 411
Ganado, AZ 86505
Mobile Number: (928) 514-9105
Website: https://halfmoonfireplace.com
Email: info@halfmoonfireplace.com

o Thomas Woodie, Founder and Father twoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Amerson Woodie Sr., President ajwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Bonnie Woodie, Vice President bwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Clifford Woodie, Treasurer cjwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Tomicita Woodie, Secretary trwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Dolly Woodie, Board of Directors dbwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Royetta Woodie, Board of Directors rwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Everett Woodie, Board of Directors ewoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Ophelia Bernally, Graphic Artist oabernally@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Kevin Bernally Sr., IT kbernallysr@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Cheyenne Woodie, Customer Service cnwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Dewayne Woodie, Safety Specialist dwoodie@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Brianna Hobbs, Photography bhobbs@halfmoonfireplace.com
o Tatiyahna Jones, Youth Ambassador tjones@halfmoonfireplace.com

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