Central Navajo Fair Schedule

 Central Agency Navajo Fair and Rodeo

Chinle, Arizona

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Events include the parade, carnival, pageants, pow wow, song & dance, baby contest, vendor village, charity run, horse race, hip hop/country dances, metal show, rave & rodeo.

FAIR SCHEDULE

Monday, August 21, 2017
4:00 p.m. 2017 Baby Contest                                  Apache County

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
5:00 p.m. Lil Miss Central & Brave Pageant            Apache County

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:00 p.m. Miss Central Pre-Teen Pageant              Chinle High School

Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:00 a.m. 2017 Central Agency Fair Youth Day     C.C.C.
1:00 p.m. Miss Central Teen Pageant                    Apache County
6:00 p.m. Frazier Carnival Opens                      Gorman’s Fairgrounds

Friday, August 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. Elder Fest                                              C.C.C.
11:00 a.m. Vendor Village                                     Gorman’s Fairgrounds
4:00 p.m. Miss Central Navajo Pageant                 Mesa Elem. School
5:00 p.m. Opening Prayer/Gourd Dancing             Gorman’s Fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Frazier Carnival Opens                          Gorman’s Fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Song & Dance                                         Gorman’s Fairgrounds
7:00 p.m. All Women’s Rodeo                                Gorman’s Fairgrounds
7:00 p.m. Pow-Wow Grand Entry                           Gorman’s Fairgrounds

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017
6:00 a.m. Parade Line-up                                       Chinle Flea Market
9:00 a.m. Parade Begins                                         Hwy 191 North-South
9:00 a.m. Open Junior Rodeo                                Gorman’s Fairgrounds
10:00 a.m. Vendor Village                                 Gorman’s Fairgrounds
10:00 a.m. Gourd Dancing – Powwow Arena         Gorman’s Fairgrounds
3:00 p.m. Frazier Carnival Opens                          Gorman’s Fairgrounds
3:00 p.m. 2017-18 Miss Central Coronation          Gorman’s Fairgrounds
1:00 p.m. Song & Dance Grand Entry                     Gorman’s Fairgrounds
1:00 p.m. Pow Wow Grand Entry                           Gorman’s Fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Gourd Dancing – Pow Wow Arena          Gorman’s Fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Open Show Rodeo 1st Performance      Gorman’s Fairgrounds
7:00 p.m. Pow Wow Final Grand Entry                  Gorman’s Fairgrounds

Sunday, August 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. Morning Slack – Rodeo (if necessary)     Gorman’s Fairgrounds
10:00 a.m. Vendor Village Open                            Gorman’s Fairgrounds
10:00 a.m. Song & Dance Grand Entry                   Gorman’s Fairgrounds
1:00 p.m. Open Show Rodeo 2nd Performance     Gorman’s Fairgrounds
3:00 p.m. Frazier Carnival Opens                           Gorman’s Fairgrounds        

Central Agency Fair President:
Lorenzo Dineyazhe – (928) 380-2907

Central Agency Fair Vice President:
Bessie Yellowhair-Simpson – (928) 349-3347

Central Agency Fair
PO Box 3647 Chinle AZ 86503 US
Phone: (928) 349- 7278

E-mail: tanaross83@yahoo.com

 Map to Location:

 

Senior Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair

The Navajo Senior Rodeo will take place Thursday, September 10, 2015

 Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena – 10 AM

Senior Rodeo  Navajo Nation Fair

 

Events:
Bareback
Saddle Bronc
Bull Riding – 40+, 50+
Chute Dogging
Tie Down Roping – 40+, 50+
Mens Breakaway – 40+, 50+
Ladies Breakaway
Ribbon Roping – 40+, 50+
Team Roping – 40+, 50+

Entry Fee is $60 plus $10 Admin Fee for each event. Money Order Only payable to the “Navajo Nation”.
For more information: 928.871.7833

 

Navajo Nation Fair Map

Navajo Nation Fair Events 2015

Open Indian Rodeo Navajo Nation Fair
Championship Bull Riding Navajo Nation Fair
Miss Navajo Nation Pageant 2015
Navajo Nation Fair Baby Contest 2015
Song & Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Pow Wow – Navajo Nation Fair
Wild Horse Race Navajo Nation Fair
Gourd Dance Navajo Nation Fair
Full Schedule of Events List

The Sheep in Winter

The Sheep in Winter – Navajo Language Lessons

The sheep are wet and cold.
They are hungry, too.
If the snow keeps falling,it will be bad for the sheep.
Perhaps that is why the wind cries.
Perhaps the wind is sorry for the sheep.
That is what I think.

Dibé daditléé dóó dabi’niidlí.
Dóó dichin bi’niighá.
T’áá nchíilgo debé doo bá yá’át’éeh da.
‘Éí daats’í biniinaa níyol ‘áni.
Níyol daats’í dibé yaah bíni.
Shí ‘ákwíinisin

Little Herder – Navajo Language Lessons

Story Telling – Navajo Language Lesson
Build a Fire – Navajo Language Lesson
Little Lambs – Navajo Language Lesson
Field – Navajo Language Lesson
The Waterhole – Navajo Language Lesson
The Puppy – Navajo Language Lesson
Sheep Corral – Navajo Language Lesson
Possessions – Navajo Language Lesson
Breakfast – Little Herder Story
The Sing – Navajo Language Lesson
Going To The Sing – Navajo Language Lesson
Sleep – Navajo Language Lesson
Supper – Navajo Language Lesson
Father Comes Back – Navajo Language Lesson
Shoveling Snow – Navajo Language Lesson
The Dogs are Hungry – Navajo Language Lesson
There Is No Food – Navajo Story

More Navajo language links:

Navajo Constellations Part 2

Navajo Language Lesson and  Video

Video for Language Lesson 9 Haíínèí
Presenter Clayton Long

Navajo Constellation Poster Set

The Constellation set includes 10 illustrated posters, each 11? x 17? printed on heavy cardstock.

Constellation Poster set

They can also be used with the book, “Coyote Tosses the Stars,” as well as “The String Book.” Original illustrations were created by Theresa Breznau. Each illustration is accompanied by a description written in both Navajo and English languages.

Set of 10 – 11” x 17”
$15.00

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
Email: rstoneman@sjsd.org

Online order at this Website: media.sjsd.org

Click here for New Fall 2014  Catalog

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 Lesson links

Clayton Long – Instructor
Clayton Long YouTube Channel
Navajo Language Lessons Page
Navajo Language Lessons YouTube Channel
Navajo People Language Page
Heritage Language Resource Center
Harold Carey Jr – Computer Teacher

Honeeshgish, or Fire Poker

A Navajo Legend

The Honeeshgish, or fire poker, is sacred to traditional Navajo. They believe that the Holy People blessed it and gave it to the Dinè to use in their fireplaces, their homes, and their ceremonies.

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:

Ms. Coyote and Doe – A Navajo Tale

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
Email: rstoneman@sjsd.org

Online order at this Website: media.sjsd.org

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 Four Cardinal Directions

East – Ha’a’aah

South – Shádi’ááh

West – E’e’aah

North – Náhookos

1-4a Forth World

East – Ha’a’aah

Dawn, birth, beginning of life, a new beginning of each day.  Goal setting visualizing, conceptualizing, and  developing mental strength capabilities.
Realization,creativity, reasoning, awareness,developing ideas,and forming opinions.
Develop good memory skills and sensitivity. Intellectual development and  becoming innovative.

North – Náhookos

Darkness mysteriousness – aging process spiritual wholeness – confidence – reflection – competency –  evaluation. Questioning. Full implementation in strategic planning, goal setting, implementing, reviewing and revising an evaluation, display mental strength and emotional stability, comfortable living, understanding, lifetime learning and living well. Obtaining a sense of balance with self and surrounding surroundings. Obtaining strong mental stability.

South – Shádi’ááh

Planning identify resources, gather information, analyze-express emotional stability, understanding,  identity capabilities and possibilities.
Becoming creative, understanding, generosity, care through understanding of key. Understand I love, emotional stability. Develop awareness of good health and the importance of eating healthy foods daily exercise. Third, the importance of self-sufficient. Self-support, self-governance. Recognize your role and responsibilities in the clan, and extended family and community

West  E’e’aah

No parental role and responsibilities. No purpose of living no family values and principles, no primary and extended family, clan members-use correct term – the terminology in relationships, no appropriate behaviors and acceptable attitude. Make positive relationships and teasing. No accomplishments and implementation, production, results, construct and revise life goals and objectives, missionary person. Active in family social activities as well as general community concen..

The dawn is assigned to, and indicates, the east, the Skyblue the south, the evening twilight the west, and darkness the north.

Hence, the symbolic color of the east is white, that of the south blue, of the west yellow, of the north dark or black. In consequence sand paintings, for instance, of the sacred mountains are decorated in these colors, Sisnajini (Pelado Peak), white, Tsodzil (Mt. Taylor), blue Dookoslid (San Francisco Mountains), yellow, Debentsa (San Juan Mountains), black.

Sacrificial stones, too, are assigned according to the color of the direction: white shell (yolgai), to the west, cannel coal (bashzhini), to the north, red-white stone (tselchii), to the center.

Sources:
An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language; 1910, The Franciscan Fathers.
Reichard (1950:187-203)
Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education

 

 

Navajo Constellations Lesson 1

Navajo Language Lesson and  Video

Navajo Language Lesson links

Clayton Long – Instructor
Clayton Long YouTube Channel
Navajo Language Lessons Page
Navajo Language Lessons YouTube Channel
Navajo People Language Page
Heritage Language Resource Center
Harold Carey Jr – Computer Teacher

Trotting Coyote Poster

Coyote or Ma’ii is an important character in the creation stories of the Dinè (Navajo).

Trotting Coyote Poster

Coyote the trickster is both good and evil. Cunning and confusing he refers to everyone as his cousin, animals and humans alike.

Each winter we tell our children Coyote stories so they can learn lessons from his mistakes and misadventures and avoid those pitfalls in their lives.

His mistakes, foibles, curiosity, and misadventures have brought both good and evil to the Dinè. His stories teach us about ourselves and what we should leave alone.

11″ by 17″ Poster $2.00
18″ by 22″ Poster $6.00

You can order 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
Email: rstoneman@sjsd.org

Online order at this Website: media.sjsd.org

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 Lesson 6 Numbers

Naaldlooshii Wólta’ – Counting Animals

Navajo Language Lesson 6 Numbers  Naaldlooshii Wólta’ - Counting Animals

Naaldlooshii Wólta’ – Counting Animals

Counting Animals – Naaldlooshii Wólta’
Google Presentation

Navajo Language Lesson links

Clayton Long – Instructor
Clayton Long YouTube Channel
Navajo Language Lessons Page
Navajo Language Lessons YouTube Channel
Navajo People Language Page
Heritage Language Resource Center
Harold Carey Jr – Computer Teacher

Coyote and Skunk Video

Watch Coyote and Skunk (Video)

Navajo Coyote Stories and should not be disturbed between March 1st and September 30th.

Originally created in 1972, “Coyote and Skunk” is the visual narration of one of the traditional teaching stories. Coyote’s hunger for plump Prairie Dog gets the best of him and Skunk grabs the grub! Watch this hilarious video and see what happens next! Skunk, Coyote and the Prairie Dogs speak only Navajo

Coyote and Skunk

Coyote and Skunk

 

These Coyote Stories have been converted from the original filmstrips to DVDs in Color

Navajo Language Only

Choose from Five Titles! $5.00 Each
Coyote and the Lizards
Coyote and the Beavers
Coyote and Skunk
Coyote and Rabbit
Coyote and Horned Toad

Get the entire collection of five for $25.00

Navajo Coyote Stories Collection

The Coyote Stories were made from student drawings directly into animated films via the technological expertise of the Computer Image Corporation. The VHS/VCR versions came from a later conversion and the DVDs from the VCR version. The DVD conversion occurred in the late 1990s.

Kent and Don Mose made weekly trips to Denver to work with the Computer Image folks to produce the videos. So, the DVDs really represent a little piece of film history, in addition to the cultural content.

*Please remember that the telling of Coyote Stories is restricted to the winter storytelling months, October through February

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
Email: rstoneman@sjsd.org

Online order at this Website: media.sjsd.org

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.