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I Made a video with some of my photos from the 44th Annual Western Navajo Fair’s Pow Wow in Tuba City, Arizona. I absolutely love these images. I personally think it’s some of my best Pow Wow work so far. This is why I’m sharing them. Moments like these cannot be witnessed by one bleak soul.
“Shelton” and “Scott” hold a banner showing their opposition on the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act or SB 2109 at the Council Chambers in Window Rock, AZ on July 5, 2012.
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.
Jason Brock and other members of OccupyWalkUSA proclaim their solidarity with the Navajo who oppose SB2109 in Fort Defiance chapter’s water settlement forum on April 26th, 2011. After the official conclusion of the public forum, members of the public who felt they were not given a chance to voice their sentiments were granted the microphone.
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
Former Miss Navajo Nation, Winifred Jumbo, speaks to a Navajo girl about her life’s ambitions during the 65th Annual Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, AZ.
The Navajo Shoe Game, Keshjee’, is centuries old and is not a “game.” This sacred Navajo ceremony tells and shows the story of how the cycle of day and night came to be.
Long ago, in ancient days, the night creatures and the day creatures did not understand the importance of the cycles of the universe. Each group wanted it to be either day or night all the time. A contest was held to see which group had the most power and this was the first Shoe Game.
The two teams played through the night, trying to guess in which of four shoes the ball made of yucca root was hidden. As the game went on each team would gain or lose 102 yucca stems. At sunrise there was no winner and the animals had learned that all seasons and cycles are part of the grand plan.
Késhjéé’, as a lattice of choices, represents life and the fact that the natural order of things cannot be changed. Not every choice can be correct, but the lessons are learned and experience is gained. Neither lying or cheating can change the outcome and the payment of a fee of yucca stems is still required.
A Member of the “Tséhootsooí Twin Warrior Society” relaxes in front of the old Ft. Defiance Post Office with his grandson, waiting to lead the Window Rock High School Homecoming Parade.