United States Navy

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Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) is honored to have a full blood Navajo tribal member EN3 Harlin Benally making ONAC indigenous ceremonies available to the United States Military personnel.   EN3 Benally at his young age has the spiritual attitude of service as Elder Leslie Fool Bull of the Rosebud Reservation when he blessed ONAC into existence with the statement “take this medicine to the Whiteman” March 20, 1998.

Harlin and his gracious wife and children have served and continue to serve our Naval service personnel while he is deployed and all other armed service personnel when based on land at different Military bases throughout the world since December 22, 2009.
Not only has Harlin brought much honor to his people and ONAC by Receiving a certificate of appreciation from the United States Navy multicultural committee, he is actively setting up Tipi ceremonial locations and people to service our Military bases through out the United States.
Coupled with what EN3 Benally is accomplishing with active military personnel, it is gratifying that a number of ONAC Veteran brothers and sisters are responsible for setting up Sweat lodges at most of the Veteran’s Hospitals scattered throughout the United States of America.


Receiving a certificate of appreciation for involvement with the multi-cultural committee of the United States Navy on behalf of Oklevueha Native American Church.

(Left to right standing) EN3 Harlin Benally, (ONAC Clergyman) daughter Allison being held, wife Viola Benally, Lieutenant Junior Grade Brent Holloway, and (Front Row standing) daughter Clarissa:


(Left to Right) E-3 Socia Bowman ONAC member and EN3 Harlin Benally ONAC Clergyman


ONAC United States Military Tipi poles being set up


ONAC United States half-moon ceremony

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