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Spin-off helps Diné weave traditional skills into busy lives

The Navajo Nation Museum hosts “spinoffs” — days for working on weaving, knitting or other wool projects — the third Saturday of every month except May and June.

Sisters take first, second place at Navajo Nation bee

Back in 1989, a young man named Roger Manley came to the Navajo Nation and struck up a friendship with Mary Keahey, whose mother was one of the women who wove the huge rug in Chilchinbeto, Arizona, known as “Shimá” (“My Mother”).

Recently, Jodee Dennison, director of ThinkFirst Navajo – Eve’s Fund’s Injury Prevention Program, delivered 50 new bike helmets, in three different sizes, to Tom Riggenbach, executive director of NavajoYes in Window Rock, according to a news release from Eve’s Fund.

Maiyah King was just a toddler when she first started drawing with her grandmother.

Buy a yarn or spin one at one-stop shop for weavers

You can find R.C. Gorman’s art in galleries and private collections from coast to coast. But he left “a portion of himself” on the reservation, said Rhiannon Sorrell, Diné College’s instruction and digital services librarian.

Diné dancer to debut new ballet with Robert Mirabal this weekend

The style is modern, but the symbols are as old as the Diné. The language is English, but the words are from stories that were retold over the generations in Navajo before they were ever written down.