Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial 2023

August 4th – 13th, 2023
Red Rock Park | Gallup, New Mexico

The Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial is the longest-running, continuous event In the State of New Mexico. Home to the oldest Native American Art Show in the country. Parades, Dances, Art Demonstrations, Native Foods, Rodeos, Pow-Wow, Song & Dance, Night Dance Performances, and Pageants.


(subject to changes/updates)

Full Rodeo Schedule

4th – 13th
Online: Virtual Artisans Market

7:30p Ceremonial Thursday Night Parade
Parade Entry Form
Location: Gallup
1p      Gates Open
Purchase advance tickets and parking (no additional fees!)
Note: $5 parking on the event day is cash only!
Location: Red Rock Park
Events Include: Artisan Market & Demonstrators | Food Vendors | Four Winds Performance Stage | Ceremonial Queen & Tribal                  Royalty Meet & Greet
7p     “One World Beat” evening show begins with a Native American & Indigenous Tribal Procession, Showcase of Songs &                                Dances and Friday featuring: Pamyua (Yup’ik) from Alaska

7a      5K Run/Walk (free event) more info

1p      Gates Open
Purchase advance tickets and parking (no additional fees!)
Note: $5 parking on the event day is cash only!
Location: Red Rock Park
Events include: Artisan Market & Demonstrators | Food Vendors | Four Winds Performance Stage | Ceremonial Queen & Tribal                  Royalty Meet & Greet
7p     “One World Beat” evening show begins with a Native American & Indigenous Tribal Procession, Showcase of Songs &                                Dances and Saturday featuring: HAKA: M?ori Cultural Experience from Aotearoa/New Zealand

7th – 9th Ceremonial Film Festival – more info click here

7th     Rodeo Events
Location: Red Rock Park

8th-10th Ceremonial Queen Pageant Events

Rodeo Events
Location: Red Rock Park

2p   Little Miss Ceremonial Pageant (free event)
Location: El Morro Theatre | Gallup

9th   Rodeo Events
Location: Red Rock Park

6p   Ceremonial Queen Dinner/Silent Auction/Public Speaking Competition (limited seating) Advance tickets
Location: El Morro Events Center | Gallup

7p       Traditional Talent Showcase & Crowning – Advance tickets
Location: El Morro Theatre | Gallup

Rodeo Events
6p-10p Juried Art Show & Opening Night Wine Gala
Location: Red Rock Park

11th     Rodeo Events
10a-6p Juried Art Show
Location: Red Rock Park

12th     Gates Open: 10a
Ticket Information Call 505.863.3896
Location: Red Rock Park
Rodeo Events
10a-8p Juried Art Show
Events also include: Artisans Market | Native American Dance Performances and Traditional Night Dances

7p       Native Film Series 2022 | Special Surprise Screening
Location: El Morro Theatre | Gallup

9a         Ceremonial Saturday Morning Parade
Location: Gallup

Gates Open: 8a
Ticket Information: Call 505.863.3896
Location: Red Rock Park
Rodeo Events
11a-10p Juried Art Show
Events also include: Artisans Market | Native American Dance Performances and Traditional Night Dances

14th     Gates Open: 10a
Ticket Information: Call 505.863.3896
Location: Red Rock Park
Rodeo Events
10a-1p Juried Art Show
Navajo Song & Dance
Events also include: Artisans Market | Native American Dance Performances and Traditional Night Dances

Ryedale Largo 13 year old Navajo Youth Soloist

Aztec Danza Mexicayotl

Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair

This years Pow Wow will be held from
September 6  – 8, 2019

Navajo Pow Wow-04

Head Staff
Host Northern Drum
White Eagle Singers
Arlie Neskahi Head Singer – dine Nation. Cortez.Co
Host Southern Drum Southern Style Singers
Amando Cody-head Singer-red Mesa, Ut
Master Of Ceremonies (Seneca):
Dennis Bowen Osalmanca, Ny
Master Of Ceremonies (Dine), Arnold Chee – Greasewood Springs.Az
Head Man Dancer (Dine):
Tj Warren – Saskatoon. Saskatchewan-canada
Head Lady Dancer (Dine):
Patricia John Rockpoint.Az
Arena Director
Vee Whitehorse-fort Quappelle, Saskatchewan Canada
Head Dance Judge Dine), Victor Bob-gallup Nm
Head Drum Judge (Dine):
Jay Begay Steamboat Canyon, Az
Gourd Dance Mc (Dine):
Leonard Anthony Shiprock, Nm
Head Gourd Dancer (Dine): Ramone Yazzie – Window Rock,
Az Sound System War Dance Live – Flagstaff, Az

Friday, September
Registration: 4pm Gourd Dance 4pm Grand Entry:7pm
Men’s 17 And Over All Around Dancer
Special Competition Igrass/Chicken
Women’s 17 And Over All Around Dancer
Special Competition Dingle Dressienos 11pm
Giving Back To The Circle jr Girls Fancy Shawl Special
Ages 7-12 1-3 Places I Cash Prizes Star Quilts More
Sponsored By: The Littleman Family

Saturday, September 1 2019
Gourd Dance 2pm – Grand Entry:6pm
Grass Dance Special
Sponsored By Hamilton Hardy And Wild Landscaping
Honors Al Veterans All Ages $1.000 Winner Take All
Navajo Nation Fair Pow Wow Princess 2018-19 Dinesha Francis
Traveling Princess and Brave Special
All Ages as Long As You Hold A Title
Special & Committee Special
All Around
Pow Wow Princess Coronation
Men’s 17 And Over All Around Dancer
Special Competition Fancy Womens 17 and Overall Around Dancer Special Competition Fancy Shawl Ends 12am

Sunday, September 8, 2019
-grand Entry: 12pm
Mens 17 And Over All Around Dancer
Special Competition Traditional Straight – women’s 17 And Over All Around Dancer
Special Competition (Traditional) Ends 6pm

Cash Prizes:
1st Place $250
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100

Navajo Nation Fair 2019 Schedule of Events 

Flyers by Scott Tom Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Navajo Nation Fair Map

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Southwest Navajo Fair & Rodeo

Navajo Fair Pow Wow

Sunday, July 28, August 4, 2023

The 33rd Annual Southwest Fair and Rodeo will be in Dilkon, AZ.
The theme is “Continuing Progress through Dedication & Tenacity

Community events, Rodeo, Song and Dance, Pow Wow, Team roping, Bull riding, and Barrel Racing! Check for further updates and information.


Sunday, July 28
11 AM Miss Southwest & Lil’ Miss Southwest Pageant White Cone Chapter

Friday, August 2, 2023
9:00 AM Elder Fest
9:00 AM Youth Day
9:00 AM Health Exhibits
9:00 AM Open Junior Rodeo
9:00 AM Vendors
9:30 AM Horsemanship Training
10:00 AM Navajo Bingo
12:00 PM Bar-be-que
1:00 PM Horsemanship Training
4:00 PM Tiny Tots Rodeo
5:00 PM Song & Dance
5:30 PM Pow Wow
6:00 PM Bull Fest
9:00 AM Country Dance featuring Stateline

Saturday, August 3, 2023
7:00 AM 5K & 2K Runs
9:00 AM Parade 10:00 AM Vendors
10:00 AM 4D Barrel Racing Time Only
11:00 AM Pow Wow
11:00 AM Song & Dance
11:00 AM Fashion Show
1:00 PM 4D Barrel Racing
1:00 PM Navajo Bingo
6:00 PM Song & Dance
6:00 PM Pow Wow
6:00 PM Timed Event Rodeo
9:00 PM Country Dance featuring Stateline

Sunday, August 4, 2023
9:00 AM Senior Rodeo
10:00 AM Song & Dance
12:00 PM Dummy Roping
1:00 PM Navajo Nation Junior Bull Riding

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2022


Contestant #1

  • Valentina Clitso, 25
  • Mother’s Clan: Tódich’ii’nii
  • Father’s Clan: Bit’ahnii
  • Maternal Grandfather: Tó’áhani
  • Paternal Grandfather: ‘Ásh??hi
  • Home town: Black Mesa, AZ

Contestant #2

  • Gypse Pete, 25
  • Mother’s Clan: Kin?ichii’nii
  • Father’s Clan: Deeshchii’nii
  • Maternal Grandfather: Bit’ahnii
  • Paternal Grandfather: M?’ii deeshgiizhinii
  • Home town: Rock Point, AZ
  • Contestant #3
    • Breanna Davis, 21
    • Mother’s Clan: M?’ii deeshgiizhinii
    • Father’s Clan: T?’ááshchí’í
    • Maternal Grandfather: Tótsohnii
    • Paternal Grandfather: Lók’aa’ dine’é
    • Home town: Many Farms, AZ

Navajo Nation Fair

September 4-11, 2022

Window Rock, AZ

Pageant ScheduleButchering Competition
Traditional Food Competition

Contemporary Skills & Talent Competition
Traditional Skills & Talent Competition

6:00 PM – Coronation
Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

For more information call 928-206-9989

Navajo Nation Fair for 2022 Info:





ronda-joe-miss-navajo-nation-2016-17Ronda Joe – Miss Navajo Nation 2016-17
Rock Point Chapter/Northern Agency

Of the Towering House Clan, born for Water Flow Together Clan


Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants Photos

Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Contestants 2017

Pageant Contestants

Darienne Nez, Crystal Littleben, Kaylee Walker Begay, Rayvon Yazzie, Devin Gorman, Niagara Rockbridge, Kayla Martinez, and Summer Jake

Contestant #1 Summer Jake
My name is Summer Jake; I am Coyote Pass Clan, born for Water Flows Together. I am 24 years old, born in Gallup, NM and raised in Goat Springs AZ. My parents are April James and Arnold Jake and attend St. Michael’s Indian School then graduated in 2011 on May 21. For the past four years, attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ and graduated with a B.S. in Biology this past May of 2017.

My future goals are to attend a Clinical Psychology program at Midwestern in Glendale, AZ and come back to the reservation to work in a Psych Department. If chosen as Miss Navajo Nation 2017-2018, I want to be able to encourage young Diné people to follow their dreams, to work hard to acquire their goals that most people look at as impossible. Also, I want to promote healthier living from increasing physical activity and having healthier eating habits. Lastly, to stress the importance of Diné Bizaad, to keep it from dying.

Contestant #2 Kayla Martinez
My name is Kayla Martinez. I am 22 years old and I am from Tuba City, Arizona. am part of the Salt Clan born for the Edgewater Clan. My maternal grandfather was part of the Big Lodge people of the Crow Tribe, but, unfortunately passed away. My paternal grandfather is from Red Running into Water Clan.

My decision to run for the Miss Navajo Pageant began when I was a young child. My grandmother, who was always encouraging me to be the very best could be, told me that to achieve your dreams; one must be willing to do what it takes to make it come true. I grew up with these teachings, as my family relocated from my hometown in Tse Bonito, New Mexico to Page, Arizona. I never forgot my grandmother’s teachings, applied it as well as many other teachings in my life. Being a Pastor’s Daughter, some of those morality teachings came helpful in different areas in my life. May of 2010, I was promoted from Page Middle School, soon after was when my family again relocated to Tuba City, Arizona. The reason for relocating was because my family started a church. I personally wasn’t too thrilled to be moving to Tuba City, Arizona, but after being there for the past seven years it’s become my home.

Through observing, I have noticed different issues; I wish to address and hope to become an advocate for as the next Miss Navajo. The first is pertaining to our elders. It is a way of life in the process of life that it comes to an end. How our society and younger generation treat them is unacceptable. The treatment that they are expendable and unimportant is saddening. The second is directed to the victims and families of victims who have been impacted and change due to the social discourses of suicide domestic violence and sexual assault. I understand that this is a very sensitive topic in our nation but it must be addressed by someone who has come through it. I wish to be the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves. Lastly is to bring housing that is attainable and affordable to starting families. Not only through NHA but to bring forth a designed specifically for our local area that is not only affordable but energy efficient as well. This housing will not be just for the well-off families but more for those who can afford the typical NHA bill, the one’s starting families on the one income.

Contestant #3 Niagara Rockbridge
Fruit clan. My maternal grandparents are the Wandering People clan and my paternal grandparents are Near the Water clan. I am 18 years old. I grew up in Tselani/Cottonwood where I was raised in a traditional Hogan with horses, sheep, and a cornfield. Frequently, I travel to Pinon, Arizona where mynal asdzaa is from. Here is where I call my second home. As a student at Pinon High School I strived to get the most out of my education. The result of me striving for this goal was graduating in the top 5 of my class. As l attended grade school I had kept in mind my ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. Since the age of 12I had begun Working with the reservation vet Dr. Adrianne Ruby as a veterinary assistant. This helped me educate not only myself but the community as well. While I was a student in elementary, middle school, and high school I would also compete for various titles. At a young age, I represented school titles and small organizations as well. As I matured Iran for an agency title. From 2010 to 2011 I was crowned Miss Central Navajo Pre-teen. In Between the years of 2011 to 2014 I carried school titles. It was until 2015 to 2016 had the honor of carrying Miss Teen Navajo. Throughout all my reigns promoted our Dine language, culture, health care of our livestock, veterans, elders, and special needs individuals, Since 2015 I have broaden my horizons and decided to run for Miss Navajo Nation. If I were selected would promote the preservation of our Dine way of life through advocating for Our elders’ Way of life, their livestock and our cultural values that tie these three subjects together.

Contestant #4 Devon Gorman
Hello, I am Devon Gorman. I am White; my matrilineal descendant tracing back to French immigrants from New Orleans. lamborn for the Cliff Dwellers clan. My maternal grandfather is Hispanic, and my paternal grandfather is of the Water’s Edge clan. I am 25 years of age and come from Chinle, Arizona. There live with my mother and father, Lorna Barreras and Melvin Gorman. They both work at the Chinle Junior High School. In addition to my parents, also have one older sister, Jennifer Gorman, who works at the Tsehootsooi Medical Center. We all work together to help take care of our cattle on the western mesas of Chinle.

L attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies. Since Graduating in December of 2015, have worked as an intern at Canyon de Chelly National Monument for the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as the park’s volunteer ambassador. help to promote volunteerism for public lands, but specifically at the Canyon. I am fortunate to have found a work opportunity at home and hope to continue my career on the Navajo Nation as well.

Contestant #5 Ravonelle Yazzie
Hello and greetings everyone within the Navajo Nation and beyond I originally come from the community of Steamboat, Arizona, specifically, five miles south of the Steamboat Rock in an area called High Country. I am the granddaughter of the late Helen B. Begay and Leonard Begay. My mother’s are the Water’s Edge Clan. My father’s are the One-Walks-Around Clan. My maternal grandfather’s are the Red House Clan. My paternal grandfather’s are the Red Running Into the Water Clan. My paternal grandparents are Ella and Alex Yazzie of St. Michaels. Arizona. My parents are Roselyn and Alvin Yazzie. I am the middle child of two siblings: an older sister named Rachelle Yazzie and a younger sister named Alvanna Yazzie. I am also the aunt to my older sister’s six-year-old son Rylan Begay. We all reside in St. Michaels, Arizona. In 2013, I graduated from Window Rock High School. Four years later, I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Educational Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Even though I attended college, I realized that, as Diné, we must carry on our Navajo tradition and culture passed on to us by our grandpas and grandmas. It is sacred. We must always speak our mother language. My name is Ravonelle Yazzie but you may call me Ravon.

Contestant #6 Kayl Walker Begay
Kaylee Walker Begay comes from strong blood lineage of the Naashteezhi Tabaaha women of Canyon De Chelly (Zuni Edge-Water Clan), born for the Taneeszanii (Tangle Clan), her maternal grandfathers are of Tlaaschi’i (Red Cheek People Clan), and her Paternal grandfathers are of Tachiinii (Red-Streak R People Clan). She is 24 years young, Originally from T”iis Nanit”I better known as Cottonwood Canyon which is located in Canyon De Chelly. She resides near where the water flow out from Canyon De Chelly. Her passion in sustaining the Dine Language has inspired her to become a certified bilingual teacher.

Contestant #7 Crystal Littleben

Crystal Littleben is of the Navajo Diné) tribe, born and raised for twenty-five years on the Navajo iNation. She is of the Red House (Kin ?ichíinii) clan, born for the Coyote Pass (Ma’i Deeshgizhnii) clan. Her maternal grandfather’s clan is the Bitter Water (Biih Bitoohnii) and her paternal grandfather’s clan is the Under His Cover (Bit’ahnii). Crystal is originally from Tuba City, Arizona but grew up in Round Rock, Arizona. This is how she introduces herself as a Navajo (Diné woman.

Her parents are Dorothy B. Littleben from Tuba City, Arizona and Thomas Littleben, Jr. from Round Rock, Arizona. Her maternal grandmother was Lola Bilagody from Cowsprings, Arizona and her maternal grandfather was Henry Bilagody from Tuba City, Arizona. Her paternal grandmother is Louise Littleben from Round Rock, Arizona and her paternal grandfather was Thomas Littleben, Sr. from Rock Point, Arizona.

A daughter of a social worker and Navajo Linguist, it was only natural for her to pursue either profession. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Native American Studies from Northern Arizona University. Crystal currently works at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, for the Navajo Cultural Arts Program as a Project Coordinator. Her job gives her the daily dose of Navajo Cultural Arts and Language that she needs to pursue and accomplish her life goals. It also gives her the opportunity to work and motivate students to continue to learn the Navajo Culture and Language. The Navajo Cultural Arts Program intends to enhance and revitalize traditional Navajo cultural arts practices while providing opportunities for Navajo cultural arts knowledge holders and master artisans to share their unique skills in multigenerational setting.

If Crystal were chosen as Miss Navajo Nation, her platform will be Holistic Well-Being. She plans to promote positive and healthy living physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. She believes that our Navajo tradition is about balance and each holistic dimension contains many sub-categories. She heartily understands that we are in an environment where achieving this holistic balance is crucial. Her platform integrates and promotes our Sa’áh Naagháí Bik’éh Hozhóón way of life.

Contestant #8 Darienne Nez

Darienne Nez is T6’aháni (Near To Water Clan) and born for Tödlich’i'(Bitter Water Clan). Her maternal grandfather is T“izí Lání (Many Goats Clan) and her paternal grandfather is Tá’b??há (Water’s Edge Clan). Her maternal grandparents are Lena and Howard Begay. Lena is originally from Black Mesa, Az, and Howard is from Coalmine Canyon, Az, Darienne’s paternal grandparents are Margarete and Clark Et sitty, Margarete is Lukachukai, Az, and Clark is from Forest Lake, Az, Darienne is 25 years old and has two older sisters.

Darienne was raised on the beautiful lands of Coalmine, Az, where she was able live a simple humble life with no access to running water or electricity. Her constant exposure to horses allowed her to develop skills, such as training horses, trimming their hooves, racing horses, and at one point was involved in barrel racing. Her connection with horses has taught her valuable skills such patients and hard-work. Darienne also has a deep passion for the environment which has been influenced by her traditional upbringing

In 2016, Darienne graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Northern Arizona University. While she was in school she had the pleasure of working for the NASA Space Grant program doing independent research on Climate Change and the impacts of rising carbon dioxide levels on crustaceans. She was also able to work for the Institute of Tribal Environmental Programs (ITEP) for 2 years working with youth on and off the Navajo reservation promoting and educating about Climate Change. Since being back at home Darienne started working with veterinarian Dr. Adrienne Ruby, aka “Rez Vet, helping animals all across the Navajo Reservation. Darienne plans to enroll into graduate school together Master’s degree in Animal Science or Environmental Policies.

If chosen for Miss Navajo Nation she hopes to promote awareness of domestic violence, campaign for love and respect for Mother Earth, and advocate for the primacy of our Dine language and culture. Darienne grew up in a domestic violent home; fortunately she was able to escape its far-reaching effects and now has a father that respects her mother. Her and her sisters were raised with the teaching that motherhood is a sacred role and relationship to be treasured. Combined with education, she believes her story can help victims and their families, possibly even saving lives. She wants to be a source of hope, encouraging victims to understand that a home without domestic abuse produces the conditions for empowerment.

She understands Mother Earth has healing and restorative properties. She believes we are a people that need to find our roots and give back to the Earth, by cleaning up our lands. Darienne also believes when we do not teach our children the beautiful language and culture of our ancestors, we deprive them of powerful weapons long used to maintain healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. She believes we can and must inspire our Dine youth to reclaim the enduring knowledge and wisdom of our elders.

If chosen for Miss Navajo Nation, she wants to challenge her Dine people to honor relationships as grounding forces to promote individual, spiritual, and collective health and strength. She believes that positive relationships can be the richest source of healing through the practice of Ké and Hózhó. Our teachings should remind us of the often forgotten relationships between living beings, elements of nature, and inanimate objects,

If selected as Miss Navajo she would represent her Dine people with dignity and humility. She would represent the Navajo nation as a committed ambassador, dedicating her time and energy to providing opportunities, promoting awareness, and instilling the highest aspirations in her Dine people.


Navajo Nation Fair Events 2017 (Full List)


Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams

Wonderful Story made for young readers about a little black bear called Lump Lump, who isn’t quite ready to hibernate for the winter.

With the help of his mother, Blue Bird, and his forest friends, Lump Lump gathers materials for Spider Woman to weave him a Blanket of Dreams.

Drawn from Navajo tradition you will find many characters from the Navajo Creation Story including bear, fox, hawk, and bluebird.

From the publisher:

Have you ever resisted sleep because the world is just too exciting?

No child wants to go to bed after an active day but Lump Lump, the bear is looking for something worse, hibernation, just when life is getting started to get interesting.

Only the rumor of a mysterious ‘Blanket of Dreams’ can enticed him to journey into a place he initially resist in this Native American bedtime story about friendship, Navajo folklore, and the weaving of the blanket that brings everything together.

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams was written with the idea that parents Will it read aloud and discuss it with their kids. All ages would be attracted to the eye popping color artwork and  Navajo weaving references throughout.

Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams encourages understanding and promotes cultural connections through a picture book bedtime story with the rare ability to interest adults and children alike.


“There are numerous children’s picture book retellings of folk legends from around the world on the market today, and many for Native American stories — but Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams is an exceptional addition to the genre literature that deserves to be included in any picture book collections where Native American stories are a feature.”
-Donovan’s Shelf, Donovan’s Literary Services

“Numerous adaptations of folktales from other countries appear as children’s picture books yearly, but few are as compelling and highly recommended at Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams:  Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore.”  “…full-color illustrations are simply gorgeous, eye-popping productions that truly stand apart…” “…Not only did Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas contribute a blanket to the story line for illustration, but she served as a consultant for the story, helping to fine-tune its Navajo cultural insights.  Ms. Ornelas’ weavings are in the Smithsonian, the British Museum, and many other galleries.” “…evocative, soaring, image-filled language…”   “….will easily move beyond the category of ‘picture book folklore read-aloud’ and into the realm of Native American studies.”  

-Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Read the”K-Gr. 3″  “Lump Lump,  a bear cub, is not keen on hibernation, until he hears Blue Bird’s song about “a blanket of dreams.”   “…There are many sweet, non insistent lessons gathered into this tale drawn from Navajo tradition…”  “Along with the life lessons it contains, this story has an incantatory rhythm that would lend itself beautifully as a wind down to sleep.”

Gwen Jackson’s Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams is available for purchase Here

Horticulture Home Arts & Science

Navajo Nation Fair 2016

September 5-11, 2016
Nakai Hall Navajo Nation Fairgrounds

Horticulture | Home Arts & Science

Monday through Thursday September 5th – 8th, 2016
Home Arts and Science entries taken 10 a.m.

Friday September 9th 2016
Judging of all entries 10 a.m. (Closed to Public)

Saturday September 10th 2016
Home Arts and Science Horticulture exhibits open to public 10 a.m.

Sunday September 11th 2016
Farmers Market Nakai Hall 10 a.m
Entries pickup 10 a.m.

Cash rewards to respective classes in categories:
Top Farmer/Gardener | Top Artisan | Best of show | Best Produce | Floral Arangements | Indian Corn | Fruits and Vegetables | Irrigation Farmers | Best Tasting Melon | Creative Display, and many more.

Horticulture home Arts and Science coordinator Judy R. Willeto 928-871-6071

Flyers by Scott Tom Courtesy of Navajo Nation Fair Office – Special Events Section.

Horticulture  Home Arts & Science

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2016 (Full List)

Ms. Coyote and Doe

A Navajo Tale

Story told by Don Mose, Jr.
Illustrated by Molly Trainor

Based on sketches by Don Mose, Jr.
Culture Consultant: Clayton Long & Brenda Whitehorse
Editing and layout by: Kathryn Hurst

Also see:

Coyote, Bobcat and the Corn

Father Sky and Mother Earth- A Navajo Legend

Owl and Woodpecker – A Navajo Tale

You can order a printed copy of the book from:

San Juan School District
Heritage Language Resource Center
28 West 200 North
Phone: 435-678-1230
FAX: 435-678-1283
Store Hours: 9:00 – 4:30
Monday through Thursday

Online order at this Website:

We accept purchase orders, credit cards, and checks.
We bill only for items shipped and actual cost of shipping.
Personal orders ship after payment is received.
Please estimate 10% of purchase total for shipping cost.

Navajo Language Memory Game

Iina Ba Niilyei (Things put on the Earth for Life)

Iina Ba Niilyei is a simple yet entertaining and educational game that can be enjoyed by both preschoolers and older children and by any number of players. The game includes 66 cards (33 matching pairs).

Navajo Language Memory Game

Navajo Language Memory Game

Cards display full-color photo images illustrating the vocabulary word on the card. Each card provides the word in the Navajo Language.

Children will learn the vocabulary and gain memory retention by association and repetition. Instructions are included.

You can also invent your own game with the cards! Game set comes in a box for storage.

How to play The Navajo Memory Game

Any number of people to play, even just yourself.

The goal is to collect pairs of matching pictures. Remove all cards from box
Lay them down down with the ram facing you.

The youngest player can take the first turn. Each player selects two cards and turns them both over leaving them in place. If they’re not matching cards turn them back over so the ram is facing up again.

The player to the right then take to turn. Each player takes a turn turning over 2 cards, looking for a matching pair. Try to remember where the matching pairs are. When you turn over a matching pair you can add to your pile and take another turn. The player with the most matching pairs is the winner.

The game includes 66 cards (33 matching pairs).

Ordering Information

$6.00 USD

San Juan School District
Heritage Language Resource Center
28 West 200 North
Phone: 435-678-1230
FAX: 435-678-1283
Store Hours: 9:00 – 4:30
Monday through Thursday

Online order at this Website:

We accept purchase orders, credit cards, and checks.
We bill only for items shipped and actual cost of shipping.
Personal orders ship after payment is received.
Please estimate 10% of purchase total for shipping cost.

Navajo Clan Legends Book

Dóone’e Baa Hane’

The Navajo Clan Legends Book

The Navajo Clan Legends Book is the story of Changing Woman and the creation of the first four original clans.This spiral-bound book is written in both Navajo (Diné Bizaad) and English and is printed in black, white, and sepia tone. This book is designed to be used either independently or with the Navajo Clan Wheel. The text is compiled by Don Mose and illustrated by Stephanie DeGeorge.

Dóone’e Baa Hane’ The Navajo Clan Legends
This project was made possible by a grant to San Juan School District from the United States
Department of Education, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs
(OBEMLA), Bilingual Education Act, Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act, Systemwide Improvement Grant. For more information about this project, please
contact San Juan School District’s Title VII Coordinator at (435) 678-1200, 200 N. Main,
Blanding, UT 84511. San Juan School District Website:


Size – 8.5″ x 11″
Pages – 21
Binding – Spiral bound
Text – Navajo and English
Reading level – Fourth grade and up
Price $4.50 USD

Ordering Information

San Juan School District
Heritage Language Resource Center
28 West 200 North
Phone: 435-678-1230
FAX: 435-678-1283
Store Hours: 9:00 – 4:30
Monday through Thursday

Online order at this Website:

We accept purchase orders, credit cards, and checks.
We bill only for items shipped and actual cost of shipping.
Personal orders ship after payment is received.
Please estimate 10% of purchase total for shipping cost.

The Navajo Clan Wheel can be used with the Navajo Clan Legends Poster and the Clan Legends book.

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Navajo Clan Legends Poster

Display the traditional Narrative depicting the way in which Changing Woman created the Four Original Clans. Mountains, plants, Clan Journey Stories, and Protection Animals associated with the Clans.

This beautiful poster was created from illustrations by Theresa Breznau. Changing Woman is at the center, encircled by a rainbow yei and framed by the four sacred mountains. The four original clans, Bitterwater, Mud people, Towering House, and One Walks Around You, their associations and descriptions, surround the rainbow. The posters are in full-color and laminated.

This poster can be used with the Navajo Clan Wheel and the Clan Legends book.

Laminated on heavy cardstock.

This poster can be purchased in two sizes:

11? x 17? – $2.00
18? x 22? – $6.00

Ordering Information

San Juan School District
Heritage Language Resource Center
28 West 200 North
Phone: 435-678-1230
FAX: 435-678-1283
Store Hours: 9:00 – 4:30
Monday through Thursday