Brenda Beck – The Fourth Ceremony

  In August 2020, during the height of Covid-19 lockdowns on the Navajo Reservation, Brenda and her filmmaker husband traveled to White Cone, Arizona to help the Yazzie family. Dudley Yazzie, a 100-year-old Navajo medicine man wanted to ensure his ancient creation stories were preserved for future generations. The four-day filming project turned into four years and has been both gratifying and inspiring. Brenda’s story is about appreciating our elders and exploring what is worth saving and sharing in this time of great change. You can meet Dudley Yazzie here:
  Brenda has walked in two worlds for over thirty years, as a successful publisher and film producer and as a cultural bridge for indigenous cultures. Since 1991, she has participated in traditional Navajo Beauty Way ceremonies and Native American Church services on the Navajo Reservation and in California. She lives in Santa Fe and uses her skills and resources to give back to the people who have given so much to her. You can reach her at

Pics left to right-top to bottom: #1: 1:05, #2: 2:32, #3: 6:15, #4: 6:35, #5: 7:00, #6: 11:25, #7: 12:30, #8: 15:25