Posts tagged: Navajo Indians
Two Navajo skateboarders take a break from skateboarding during the Elemental Awareness’ 2012 competition event in Fort Defiance, Arizona.
The Elemental Awareness Foundation conducts a series of contests each year with a select group of professional skaters in many locations around the USA. The contests are held to promote skateboarding as a positive activity and stimulate community support for youth in these areas.
More information about The Elemental Awareness Foundation can be found at http://www.elementalawareness.org/
‘Ach’íí’ (ach-EE) is a Navajo delicacy made from sheep gut, in which a length of the small intestine is wrapped around a section of colon and fat. It’s made immediately after a sheep is butchered and then roasted over an open fire until it’s nice and crunchy.
There was some controversy surrounding the sale of ‘Ach’íí’, primarily because the U.S. Department of Agriculture did not consider it “food” and therefore could not be sold to the public. This forced some businesses that slaughter sheep for mutton to dispose the majority of the sheep after slaughter. But some businesses like Sweetmeat Inc. in Waterflow, N.M did not agree with the USDA. They worked closely with federal inspectors on their processing techniques, to ensure they used high standards of quality control in preparing ‘Ach’íí’ for public sale. After months of negotiations with the USDA, Sweetmeat Inc. was granted to sell ‘Ach’íí’ under the USDA’s “specialty meat items” stamp in 2007.
Now ‘Ach’íí’ can be sold to the public. A very tasty traditional food of the Dineh!
A recent High School graduate contemplates her future as she receives a lecture from her Navajo family about what she is going to do with her life after High School.
Slumbering Parade Enthusiasts - 7 hours until the start of the 65th Annual Navajo Nation Fair Parade in Window Rock, Arizona.
Navajo children waiting for candy during the Sept. 30th 2011 Window Rock Fighting Scouts Homecoming Parade in Ft. Defiance, AZ.
A Navajo Gold Star family receiving the strength and warmth of the ceremonial torch as they remember their lost one during the 9th annual Navajo-Hopi Honor Run’s torch ceremony. The ceremonial torch is from “Carry the Flame Across America,” a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the honor and memory of Veterans.
Related Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51PH6xX0rAI