By Heather Clark
Albuquerque, New Mexico (AP)

When Brittany Arviso was old enough to take part in a Navajo coming-of-age ceremony, her family grappled with the preparations. Not knowing where to find some of the items for the ceremony, they turned to her grandparents for help.

Her father and grandfather went up into the mountains to get some plants and other things for the four-day ceremony.