Saturday, January 9, 2010

Winter Stories Event At The Warehouse

In the previous blog Rodger Williams describes the significance of story telling in Navajo culture. It turns out that you won't need to travel to the reservation to experience this aspect of Navajo life. For the past few years Rodger has organized an event at the ANE warehouse which highlights story telling, singing, and other facets of Diné culture. It has become an increasingly popular event and is open to everyone.

This year's event will take place on Sunday evening, January 31st, at 5:00 p.m. The warehouse is located at 328 W. Gregson Ave. in Salt Lake City. This map will help pinpoint the location if you need directions.

Rodger is the organizer and emcee of the event.

Last year Julius Chavez demonstrated the sacred art of sandpainting  to a rapt audience.

Lacee Harris tells stories of ma'ii (coyote).

Eileen Quintana speaks of what Navajo culture means to her.

A group of Eileen's students performs songs. Eileen works with children in the Nebo school district to raise their awareness of their cultural background.

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