Outstanding Native Women
Evelene "Tweedy" Sombrero Navarrete
Last updated 4/9/2020 at 4:01pm
• Ordained Deacon
• Conference Speaker
• Head Pastor
When the average person thinks of a deacon or head pastor, the image of a kindly white male generally comes to mind. Although it is true that more women are accepted in ministry today than in the past, a Native American woman in such roles defies the odds, which is exactly what Evelene "Tweedy" Sombrero Navarrete-a full-blooded Dine' (Navajo) woman from Inscription House, Arizona-does.
She describes her ordination experience as "not always easy." Among other discouraging comments, she was told that she had "strikes" against he...