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Dressed in her matriarch garments, Venaya’s later maternal grandmother Jane Werito Yazzie sits in her childhood home at Dziłnaodiłthe (Huerfano) NM on the eastern region of Navajoland.

Dressed in her matriarch garments, Venaya’s later maternal grandmother Jane Werito Yazzie sits in her childhood home at Dziłnaodiłthe (Huerfano) NM on the eastern region of Navajoland.

Pre-pandemic grief, ancestral memory, mourning the world in 2020 and healing in the present

Mon, Oct 2, 2023, 11:22am | By Venaya Yazzie

here  desert girl emerged –    she  stumbled  on to surface chaos    where – rain bowed  earthdwellers  pouredpowdered turquoise  on to  ant hills…    My late maternal...

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Esther Martinez, Native American storyteller, from Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico. Photo Courtesy of Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Esther Martinez, Native American storyteller, from Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico. Photo Courtesy of Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Esther Martinez (P’oe Tsáwä/Blue Water): A Matriarch of Pueblo Language Preservation  

Tue, Apr 18, 2023, 9:52am | By Kim Suina Melwani

  We come from a tradition that values the music of language, its poetry, and its ability to conjure images. There is a love for the sound of the language, a love for the beauty of a phrase. —Tessie...

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Print made by John Simon (1675–1755), Portraits of Four Indian Kings of Canada: Sa Ga Yeath Pieth Tow, King of the Maquas, C. 1755, Mezzotint, third state, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B2001.2.1506. https://collections.britishart

Print made by John Simon (1675–1755), Portraits of Four Indian Kings of Canada: Sa Ga Yeath Pieth Tow, King of the Maquas, C. 1755, Mezzotint, third state, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B2001.2.1506. https://collections.britishart

What's in the word, savage?    

Fri, Dec 30, 2022, 10:51am | By Felicia Bartley

“My grandpa was a savage before savage was in style.” -Snotty Nose Rez Kids, “Savages” I have been hearing the word savage more than I would like to acknowledge. I have noticed...

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