|Navajo War Leader|
Before the time of reservations and government care, the Navajo Indians were a very self-reliant, courageous, strong and healthy people. They took pride in taking care of their bodies as it reflected an inner strength that they carried with them. They could look any man in the eye with self respect and confidence. They carried this warrior spirit with them and it was by having this spirit that they were able to survive the harsh conditions and circumstances they faced each and every day. They raised their children this way. Waking them up before the sun would rise to run, or rolling them in the snow during the winter, and squatting while they ate so they would be ready to run if enemies came and attacked. They knew this was the only way they could protect their children from sickness, disease, and different enemies. They had to be strong, they had to be warriors.
But somewhere between nineteenth century history and American influence, the Haske spirit has died. Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are now a rampant part of Navajo culture. Not only has the warrior culture been all but lost among the Navajo people, it has also become lost among most of the ancient and great warrior societies of the world.
The goal of Haske is to bring back this warrior spirit to all peoples and cultures of the world by promoting an attitude and lifestyle that reflects the inner strength and courage of the human body, mind and spirit.