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A little Navajo girl sits wrapped in a protester’s “Water is Life” banner at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers during the special session to decide the fate of the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Settlement in Window Rock, Arizona.
Two Navajo women talk to each other during a Gourd Dance in Gallup, New Mexico. During a Gourd Dance, The women participate by dancing in a place behind their male counterparts and outside the perimeter formed by the men.
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A little Navajo boy displays his love for Dinétah at the 10th annual Navajo-Hopi Honor Run in Window Rock, Arizona.
A lil Navajo Hoop Dancer shows off his newly learned routine at KTNN’s 2011 “Drums of Summer” event in Fort Defiance, Arizona.
2012 “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraising for the Arizona Special Olympics - Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety Officer, Sgt. Clinton Curtis, sets the table for future patrons at the Quality Inn in Window Rock, AZ. The Navajo Nation DPS and other local Law Enforcement Agencies donated their time to help fund raise for the Navajo Nation Special Olympics. The goal of the fund raising is to help the members of Navajo Special Olympics train for competitions and cover traveling expenses.
Navajo children waiting for candy during the Sept. 30th 2011 Window Rock Fighting Scouts Homecoming Parade in Ft. Defiance, AZ.
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 competitor in Junior boys Chicken Dance pauses for a moment during NCI New Year’s Eve Sobriety PowWow at Miyamura High School in Gallup, New Mexico.