About  Garrett Duncan
ABOUT - GARRETT DUNCAN
Garrett was born and raised on the Navajo reservation. His clans are the Bitter Water clan (mother) born for the Red Running into the Water clan (father). His maternal grandfather's clan is the Mexican clan and his paternal grandfather's clan is the Many Hogans clan. He is from the small community of Sanostee, New Mexico. 

Due to his Navajo heritage, Garrett has always encompassed his spiritual upbringing into his spiritual upbringing into his everyday life. At a young age, Garrett listened to the stories told by his grandparents. He listened to their teachings that reflected their cultural knowledge. Particularly, he was fascinated with the myths and legends of the Dine.

The Dine conduct ceremonies to restore health and overall well being. Their philosophy is based on the concept of Sa'ah Naaghai Bik'eh Hozho. "in long life and everlasting beauty". Many of the prayers and songs encompass a dualistic philosophy. An example of this can be read in the phrase stated above. Sa'ah Naaghai translates to "long life" but from a philosophical standpoint it represents the male concept of duality. It is the warrior and the protector. Ceremonies conducted from this aspect are used to provide protection but also to "attack" certain ailments. An example of this would be a serious disease such as cancer.

The ceremony would channel energies to be directed and attack that particular ailment so that the patient can heal. The Dine traditional way of healing encompasses all aspects of the human body in order to restore health and harmony of the individual.