Friends of Hubbell Native American Art Auction

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New venue!
Navajo Nation Museum
Highway 264 in Window Rock, Arizona

Preview is from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM and the auction will start at 12:00 noon and go until all items are offered to the bidders.
The auctions are fund raising events and they enable us to, in part, support our scholarship program, support the park in its endeavors, and to fund other special events. The main purpose of each auction is to provide economic assistance to the artists and community.


The auctions have returned over $2,000,000 to the local communities through the artists who consign items into the auction. Native American artists including Navajo, Hopi, and other puebloan tribes. Generally we have 400+ items that are sold.

Driving Directions to Window Rock and the Navajo Nation Museum

The Navajo Nation Museum is located within the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona near the intersection of Arizona Highway 264 and Indian Route 12.
The museum is on the north side of the highway. Turn north on Postal Loop Road and the parking lot will be on your right.

Native American Indian Children’s Program

October 7-10, 2014

The Indian Children’s Program is sponsoring sessions on Native American topics at the 2014 Southwest Conference on Disability. The conference runs from October 7-10, 2014 and is being held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. To register for the conference go to:

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Feel free to forward this flyer to your contacts.


Daisy Rosero
Clinic Coordinator
University of New Mexico
Indian Children’s Program
Center for Development and Disability
2300 Menaul NE
Albuquerque NM 87107
Fax 505-272-9014

Navajo Nation Fair An Opportunity to Win

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By Roberta John

WINDOW ROCK, AZ. – Contestants aren’t going to be the only winners during the 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair.

That’s because five individuals will be $1,000 or $5,000 richer during the Largest American Indian Fair in North America.
Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 at the Navajo Nation Fair grounds and at various outlets – buyers will have five opportunities to win a cash drawing, however, there is a catch. Buyers must be present at the Indian rodeo where a nightly winner will be announced, which is scheduled to be held on September 4-8th at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds. Fairgoers will have an opportunity to win $1,000 on Wednesday through Saturday and a chance to win $5,000 on Sunday during the last Indian rodeo performance.

Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin L. Begaye, said, “The Navajo Nation Fair is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about Navajo culture. We are very pleased that many visitors enjoy our scenery, but we also want them to know that the true beauty of the Navajo Nation is our unique language, culture and way of life.”

In fact, the theme for the 67th Annual Navajo Nation Fair is “Dine Bizaad Dilzin,” which means Honoring the Navajo Language in Navajo.

Navajo Nation Fair Manager Genevieve Tsouhlarkis, said, “The Navajo Nation Fair is also a great time to visit family and friends. It is a prime venue for the Navajo people and other tribes to showcase their skills whether that be through songs, dances, art, food, livestock or during one of the many different athletic events such as rodeo to a half-marathon.”

Tshouhlarkis added, “The Navajo language is the foundation of who we are as a people. That is why we want to honor all the silent Navajo heroes who are using the Navajo language to help preserve and protect it.”

Such Navajo heroes include Navajo medicine men and women who use the Navajo language in their prayers, songs and ceremonies; the Navajo Code Talkers who used the Navajo language in World War II, Navajo teachers and professors who teach Navajo, Navajo translators, Navajo entertainers who sing in Navajo, Navajo authors, Navajo story tellers and our Navajo elders who are our living cultural treasures.

The 67th Annual Navajo Nation will begin on Monday, September 2, 2013 and kick off with a open junior rodeo and baby contest and slowly pick up during the week with such activities and events as a 4-H horse show, a daily Indian rodeo, two country western concerts, a rock and roll concert, an inter-tribal pow wow, fireworks, a traditional Navajo song and dance, Nizhoni arts market, a fry bread contest, a golf tournament, a night performance and other events.

For more information about the Navajo Nation Fair, call (928) 871-6647 or 6478 or at

Native American Celebration in the Park Powwow

Salt Lake City’s Powwow, July 24th, 2013

Salt Lake City's Powwow, July 24th, 2013

• Intertribal Contest Powwow
• Hand Drum Contest
• 3 Specials for at least three categories
• Food Booths
• Arts & Crafts Booths
• Entertainment
• Children’s Play Area
• Tracy Aviary
• Days of ’47 Parade
• Fire Works

Audience: over 65,000 people. For Detailed information please

7:00 AM – Vendors Open
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Dancers and Drums Registration
9:00 AM – Days of ’47 Parade begins
12:00 Noon – 1st Session Grand Entry (dancers and drum groups roll-call)
3:00 PM Hand Drum Registration Begins (3 person teams)
3:30 PM – Hand Drum Contest Begin
5:00 PM – 2nd Session Grand Entry (dancers and drum groups roll-call)
10:00 PM – Fireworks

Arts and Crafts, Food Booths, Jewelry, Fine Arts, Commercial Products, Corporate Sponsorship and entertainment, over 65,000 people. Register online at
General Information
Register early for food booths and Arts & Crafts Booths.




The Dogs are Hungry – Navajo Language Lesson

The Dogs are Hungry - Navajo Language Lesson

The dogs are hungry, too.
They crowd in the hogan.
The black one is not sleeping now.
He lies with his head t on his paws and looks at nothing.
The yellow one whimpers.
He has worked hard, but there is no food.

Source : “Little Herder in the Winter” by Ann Clark 1940

Illustrated by:
Hoke Denetsosie

Linguistics by:
John P. Harrington
Robert W. Young

The Four Navajo Sacred Mountains

Mount Blanca (Tsisnaasjini’ – Dawn or White Shell Mountain – East
Mount Taylor (Tsoodzil – Blue Bead or Turquoise Mountain) – South
San Francisco Peaks (Doko’oosliid – Abalone Shell Mountain) – West
Mount Hesperus Dibé Nitsaa (Big Mountain Sheep) – Obsidian Mountain – North

Navajo People Website Links:

Navajo Culture – Navajo History – Navajo Art – Navajo Clothing Navajo Pictures – Navajo Rugs – Navajo Language– Navajo Jewelry – Navajo Code Talker – Navajo Pottery – Navajo Legends – Hogan’s – Sand Painting – Navajo Food – Navajo News – Navajo Nation

Navajo Mother with Baby is in a Cradleboard

Navajo Mother with  Baby is in a Cradleboard

Summary: Studio portrait (sitting) of a Native American (Navajo) mother and child. The baby is in a cradleboard. The mother wears necklaces and silver bracelets.
Creator: Pennington, William M.
Date [between 1904 and 1932]
Rights: Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library.
Notes A note, a quote from an article in the June 1938 edition of The Desert Magazine that includes commentary on the subjects, accompanies print.; Formerly F29630.; Portion of stamp is crossed out and “Pennington” is written above stamp.; Stamped on back of print: “Copyright by Ellen Todd, Inc. Tales in Pictures (Trade Mark) This picture may not be syndicated, rented, loaned, nor utilized for advertising purposes.”; Title, “Ind- Navajo Arts & crafts- Cradleboards”, and “Illustration only” hand-written on back of print.; R7100330634

Navajo People Website Links:
Navajo CultureNavajo HistoryNavajo ArtNavajo Clothing Navajo PicturesNavajo RugsNavajo LanguageNavajo JewelryNavajo Code TalkerNavajo PotteryNavajo LegendsHogan’sSand PaintingNavajo Food Navajo NewsNavajo Nation

Woman Dying Wool for Navajo Indian Rugs

Woman Dying wool for Navajo Indian Rugs- Arizona

Location: Arizona
Creator(s): Frashers Fotos.
Summary: Native American (Navajo) women dye wool in preparation for weaving in Arizona. A rug is on a nearby loom.
Date: between 1910 and 1930
Rights: Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library.

Navajo People Website Links:
Navajo CultureNavajo HistoryNavajo ArtNavajo Clothing Navajo PicturesNavajo RugsNavajo LanguageNavajo JewelryNavajo Code TalkerNavajo PotteryNavajo LegendsHogan’sSand PaintingNavajo Food Navajo NewsNavajo Nation

Navajo Squaw Dance 1873

View of a Native American (Navajo) Circle Dance (Squaw Dance) at Fort Defiance (McKinley County), New Mexico.

Navajo Squaw Dance 1873

The men wear woven shirts and pants, hats and necklaces. Some men are on horseback and three men sit on the ground nearby. The adobe buildings and a log wall at Fort Defiance are in the distance.
Creator(s) – O’Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882.

Date 1873

Notes: “Expedition of 1872, 1st Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler. Corps of Engineers, Commanding.” printed on stereo card.; Descriptive information printed on label on verso reads: “Navajoe Indian Dance, at old Fort Defiance, N.M.”; Formerly F22756;

Number “80” etched in original negative reproduced in photographic print.; Stamp on verso shows eagle logo and reads: “War Department, Corps on Engineers, U.S. Army. Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian.

Open Junior Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair


Open Junior Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair



HANK BEGAY 505.567.0007

MIDGET DIVISION……….. 6 & Under……………..$15 per event
Wooley Riding | Barrel Racing | Flag Racing | Goat Tagging

PEEWEE DIVISION……….. 7-10 Year Old…………$20 per event
Breakaway Roping | Barrel Racing | Goat Tying | Pole Bending | Steer Riding

JUNIOR DIVISION……….. 11-14 Year Old………..$25 per event
Breakaway Roping | Barrel Racing | Goat Tying | Pole Bending | Bull Riding | Team Roping X2

SR. GIRLS DIVISION……… 15-18 Year Old……….$30 per event
Breakaway Roping | Barrel Racing | Goat Tying | Pole Bending | Team Roping X2

SR. BOYS DIVISION………. 15-18 Year Old……….$30 per event
Bareback | Saddle Bronc | Bull Riding | Tie Down Roping | Team Roping X2 | Chute Dogging

All Contestants must keep original birth certificate on hand during the Junior Rodeo. A participant whose birthday falls before July 1st must compete in that division. A participant must not become 19 years of age by July 1st. Original birth certificate is required to notarize entry form.



Click Here for Entry Form

For more information about participation or other related questions, please contact the Navajo Nation Museum Special Events Section at (928) 871-7941 or


Wild Horse Race at Navajo Nation Fair

To add to the testament of classic nostalgia, 24 Native American teams consisting of three wild bronc riding individuals will display their horse riding magic as they try to race their wild horses to the finish line on September 7-9th.

Wild Horse Race at Navajo Nation Fair

The wild horse event will be held in conjunction with an Open Indian Rodeo that will be held on September 7-9th.

Rodeo fans will see a razor sharp showdown of champion Native American cowboys and chic cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada who will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money.

It is said that Indian rodeo is the most popular sport on the Navajo Nation…just come on out and you’ll see why. In fact, it just doesn’t get any more rustic and original than Indian rodeo here on the Navajo Nation….this is your chance to see relics of the old west come alive.

By Roberta John