Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford may not have intended it, but their band Creedence Clearwater Revisited has taken on a startling life of its own. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums respectively) from the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live Creedence Clearwater Revival hits – touchstones of a generation.

Chief Manuelito and other Navajo Leaders

Navajo Chief Manuelito(Pistol Bullet)

Navajo Chief Manuelito(Pistol Bullet)

One of the most revered leaders of the Diné is the Manuelito who led the People during a time of great strife and hardship. Today, the Diné honor their leaders who endeavored to uphold the sovereignty of the Diné nation.

The Long Walk

“Hwéedi: Naaltsoos Sáni’ Fort Sumner: Treaty of 1868″

The Long Walk

The Long Walk

The exhibit portrays the historical event at Bosque Redondo known as Hwéeldi, the Long Walk to Fort Sumner by Diné people. The exhibition presents Diné oral history past down through generations and images relating to this horrific event. We introduce our twelve Diné Chiefs and seventeen Council Headmen who signed the Treaty of June 1, 1868 with Commissioner General W. T. Sherman and Samuel F. Tappan representing the United States.

After the return to Diné Bikéyah (Navajoland), Diné people return to their cultural and traditional way of life through their language and ceremonies. This exhibit is to educate our Diné people, youth and leaders in understanding their history and for our Diné people who survived and prevailed in maintaining their way of life.

Silver Stars: Béésh ?igaii’ootseed So’nahalingo disos

The Silver Stars exhibit features a collection of jewelry and personal adornments masterly created with a combination of alloys and mineral deposits found within Mother Earth. The works are innovative to include traditional and contemporary designs and technique states Clarenda Begay, Museum Curator.

The men and women artisans of this era have mastered and refined the art of jewelry making into a superior level of metalsmithing. Through their work, the Artists express their time honored trade as it is passed down from generation to generation of creating naturally from the heart and mind. Many of these superb artists mentor the up and coming artist who will take it to another level in time.

The exhibit includes works by over 80 artisans like Preston Mongongye, Victor P. Beck, Harvey A. Begay, Harry Morgan, Patrick Smith, Edison Smith, Norbert Peshlakai, Terry Martinez, Aaron Anderson, Darryl D. Begay, Tommy Jackson and Tonya June Rafael. Many of the Navajo, (Diné) Artisans are recognized as trend setters and elite silversmiths, who show their works at major museums shows and art markets throughout United States. The Museum Curator worked with several area collectors and silversmiths to make this exhibit a success. Thunderbird Supply Company of Gallup, New Mexico is a local sponsor. The exhibit will remain open through February 26, 2011.

Basketry of the Diné

This exhibit celebrates and honors the unique art of basketry by the Diné of the Four Corners Region. Twenty Navajo basket weavers share their stories and life ways that are woven into baskets. The baskets surpass traditional boundaries into beyond contemporary to convey Diné cultural stories.

A documentary features Elsie Stone Holiday of Mexican Hat, Utah. Holiday shares her story and basket demonstration of Changing Woman, a Holy Deity. The exhibition showcases over eighty hand-woven baskets that have been loaned to the NNM, soon to be transferred to the permanent collections at the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City.

Navajo Culture

An exhibit presented by the Navajo Nation Museum, describes some of the knowledge basic to the Navajo culture pertaining to the four stages of the Navajo way of life which includes the cornfield as a sacred place and the ceremonial basket as a symbol of growth, prosperity, and great knowledge. The Navajo philosophy is complex, and it includes rules to maintain harmony and balance for the mental, physical, and spiritual health of the Dine, (The People).

The exhibit features museum collections that are property of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Tribal Museum first opened to the public on August 27, 1961, and has been expanding the collections since. The museum is still accepting family heirlooms related to the Navajo people of the Four Corners Region. This exhibit is a forerunner of the Museum’s permanent exhibition.

“Hwéedi: Naaltsoos Sáni’ Fort Sumner: Treaty of 1868″

The exhibit portrays the historical event at Bosque Redondo known as Hwéeldi, the Long Walk to Fort Sumner by Diné people. The exhibition presents Diné oral history past down through generations and images relating to this horrific event. We introduce our twelve Diné Chiefs and seventeen Council Headmen who signed the Treaty of June 1, 1868 with Commissioner General W. T. Sherman and Samuel F. Tappan representing the United States.

After the return to Diné Bikéyah (Navajoland), Diné people return to their cultural and traditional way of life through their language and ceremonies. This exhibit is to educate our Diné people, youth and leaders in understanding their history and for our Diné people who survived and prevailed in maintaining their way of life.

Navajo Nation 4th of July ProRodeo’s

Bull Riding Navajo Fair

Bull Riding Navajo Fair

Navajo Nation 4th of July Celebration and PRCA ProRodeo Sporting Events to be held July 7-8, 2012 at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds in Window Rock, AZ:

 

July 7th, 10K & 5k Run. Races Begin at 6:30 a.m. Registration 6:00 a.m. Registration Fees: 10K – $12, 5K – $8.

 

July 7-8, Girls and Boys High School Basketball Tournament. 8 team double elimination. 1st to 3rd place and MVP awarded. Team entry fee $125.

 

For more information contact Darwin at 505-409-8145 or Window Rock Sports Center at 928-871-6657.

 

Navajo Nation Museum

Navajo Nation Museum

Navajo Nation Museum

 

About
Mission Statement: Striving to achieve Hózh? through contemporary and traditional exhibits, programs and tours; to promote our Diné culture, language, history and sovereignty.

Basic Info
Joined Facebook06/29/2009LocationHwy. 264 & Postal Loop Road, Window Rock, AZ 86515Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pmTue – Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pmSat:9:00 am-5:00 pm
Parking
Parking Lot
Contact Info
Phone1 (928) 871-7941Websitehttp://www.navajonationmuseum.org

Community Celebration at Monument Valley

Navajo Name: Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii

Community Celebration

June 16, 2012

8am-10pm
Entertainment by:
Joe Tohonnie Jr &
Apache Crowndancers
To’di .Neesh Zhee Singers
Davis Boys, Davis Mitchell &
much more…
Fashion Show by Native Stitch

“Walking together for tomorrow”
1-435-727-5870
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Community Celebration at Monument Valley

Community Celebration at Monument Valley

Fun Walk/Run
Bike Ride & Games
Fireworks
Chili Cook Off
Horseback Trail Ride

HORSE CLINIC Fun Walk/Run

HORSE CLINIC Fun Walk/Run

HORSE CLINIC
only June 15, 2012
Equine Conditioning, Nutrition and Safety
Equine Dental Care
Update your hauling permits,
Navajo Nation Rangers on site.
8am-3pm

navajonationparks.org
Friday at 7:00am at Navajo Parks & Recreation
Join
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7:00 am – 10:00 am
Fun Walk, MVNTP to Welcome Center
Bike Ride, Valley to Welcome Center
Trail Ride, Monument Pass to Welcome Center
Other activities: Hourly raffle ticket drawings,
Softball tournament MVHS

AMPHITHEATER
Herman Daniels Jr., MC
10:00 am Posting Colors by Kayenta Brownies Group – Adrienne John
10:10 am Invocation – Herb Yazhe, Park Manager
Chili Cook Off – Contestant Registration – {NNSpecial Diabetes Tent}
Games – {NPRD Tent}
10:15 am Welcome address by Martin L. Begay, NPRD Manager
10:30 am Miss Western Navajo, Ann Marie Salt
10:45 am Cultural Entertainment by MVHS
11:00 am Motivation Speaker – Mr. Fray Gray, Dine College Archery Team
11:30 am Address and Award Ceremony by Congressman Jim Matheson & Bruce Adam, County Commissioner
11:45 am Davis Mitchell, Navajo Traditional Songs
Horseback Riders arrival – Lorenzo Begay
Food blessing and Luncheon – Catered by Peshlakai Family
12:15pm Davis Boys, Navajo Traditional Songs
12:45pm Todineeshzhee Singers
1:15pm Joe Tohonnie Jr & Apache Crown Dancers
1:45pm Davis Mitchell
2:00pm Chili Cook Off Awards – {NNSpecial Diabetes Tent}
2:15pm Reconition of Honorees – Seniors & Veterans
Watermelon feast
2:45pm Todineeshzhee Singers
3:15pm Joe Tohonnie Jr & Apache Crown Dancers
3:45pm Davis Boys
4:15pm Fashion Show
5:15pm Open mic
5:30-9pm Latigo – Country Band
9:30 pm * Fireworks, sponsored by Goulding’s *