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Navajo performer keeps traditions, culture alive through song and dance

Outside a local library in Fountain Hills, Ariz., a message for dozens of people in the form of song and dance – Jay Begaye, a traditional Navajo performer, brought back what he calls dwindling traditions on Nov. 21.


Navajo culture is king at Tobe Turpen pageant

Some of the skills displayed by Navajo girls and boys at a Tobe Turpin Elementary School pageant on Thursday came from tradition through generations of family.


‘Everything will teach you’

Medicine man shares animal stories, songs at Navajo Nation Zoo

Arts Culture

Artist paints pictures for book to preserve Diné bizaad

Nolan Karras James was at the Page Public Library over the weekend to sign copies of the book he illustrated. He also played music from his band’s new album.

Culture News

The warrior tradition

Navajos have always been known as a warrior tribe. But a true Diné, says Navajo cultural expert James Peshlakai, should be a very reluctant warrior.


Going nuts

Diné take advantage of bumper piñon crop


‘Grandma on horseback’ among elders honored at Ééhániih Day

To celebrate culture and tradition at Ééhániih Day, Julia Fatt from Paiute Mesa, Ariz. rides her horse in the mini parade of elderly every year.


Artist threads together visions from her dreams, tells the story of her people through quilt work

Dreams typically guide how Susan Hudson, 56, creates her ledger quilts— a contemporary art for which she’s becoming famous for at prestigious shows.


Weaver offers apprenticeships

The root of Navajo teachings is passed on from generation to generation, and that is what master weaver Roy Kady intends on doing.


‘We’re all about the weavers’

Wes Studi, master weavers make appearance at 10th Saddle Up! exhibit