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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/
Navajo Song and Dance competition during the 66th Annual Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Arizona.
30th Anniversary of National Navajo Code Talker’s Day - On July 28, 1982, President Reagan declared Aug. 14 “National Navajo Code Talker’s Day.” The Navajo code talkers were a group of young Navajo men who created a secret code derived from their unwritten language and used it on the battlefields during WWII.
It is the only unbroken code in modern military history. It baffled the Japanese forces of WWII. It was even indecipherable to a Navajo soldier taken prisoner and tortured on Bataan. In fact, during test evaluations, Marine cryptologists said they couldn’t even transcribe the language, much less decode it.
Today we honor those brave young men for their dedication and undying spirit through service to their country. You can celebrate by taking the time to learn more about the Navajo Code Talkers and supporting the Navajo Code Talker’s Foundation at http://www.navajocodetalkers.org
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.
Former Miss Navajo Nation, Crystalyne Curley [2011-2012], posing with a fan during the 65th Annual Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Arizona.
A Dineh woman of the Navajo Nation Band standing by at the Navajo Nation’s 2011 Veterans Day Memorial service in Window Rock, Arizona.
Fire Rock Navajo Casino’s Fireworks Extravaganza in Window Rock, Arizona on July 5th, 2012. The fireworks show was apart of the Navajo Nation’s “4th of July Celebration and PRCA ProRodeo” fair event. The fireworks show was postponed the previous day until the 5th due to rainy weather conditions, which was a blessing in disguise, because as you can see an aerial shell firework detonated too early.
“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.
Iridium Flares of Dinétah - Window Rock at night on Sept. 23rd, 2011. If you look closely just above the rocks in the center, you can see white streaks forming a cross that are either Iridium Flares or debris burning up from NASA’s UARS Satellite.
A member of the Tséhootsooí Twin Warrior Society, his wife and grandson wait for students to finish preparing for Window Rock High School’s 2011 Homecoming Fall Parade in Fort Defiance, Arizona. The Tséhootsooí Twin Warrior Society consists of Navajo Veterans whom regularly provides Honor Guards for high profile events in the Fort Defiance and Window Rock area.
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‘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 Growing Nation - A Navajo woman gives her everlasting affection to her newborn child at the Tséhootsooí Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona in June 2011. According to the U.S. 2010 national census, There are more than 300,048 enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, compared to the 2000 National Census, which had a total of 168,000 enrolled tribal members of the Navajo Nation.
There were 332,129 people who identified themselves as Navajo according to the U.S. 2010 national census.
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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