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Diné Weavers: Past, Present and Future
October 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A short format documentary featuring a conversation between contemporary Diné weavers.
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Join Orenda Tribe and Stockpiler this Friday for the premiere of Weaving the Future, a conversation featuring four contemporary Diné Weavers filmed by Diné filmmaker, Shaun Eric Paul Riege, Nikyle Begay, Tyrrell Tapaha, and Zefren Anderson speak openly with moderator Amy Yeung of Orenda Tribe on topics ranging from the deep roots of weaving to the future of Diné fiber art. This film aims to raise needed funds for Diné Be’ Iiná (The Navajo Lifeway), an organization promoting sustainable livelihood through the Navajo Way of Life. Traditionally, this has included sheep, wool and weaving, and the beauty that comes from these This conversation highlights the authentic voices of these young Diné weavers who are holding and sharing cultural knowledge that has been preserved for The Navajo LIfeway is one of the longest running Non-Profit Organizations on the Navajo Nation. Their largest yearly event, Dibé Be’ Iiná or Sheep Is Life Celebration, is a celebration of traditional Navajo shepherding and weaving culture. This incredible event hosts vendor booths, and educational workshops showcasing Navajo-Churro sheep, and wool shows. Due to COVID-19, all in-person Navajo Lifeway events have been cancelled for the year, including the Sheep Is Life Celebration, leaving many educators and artists without an outlet to sell their Indigenous artists rely on events and markets since these are the few safe and regulated spaces for them to sell their work. Historically, there have been many limitations for these artists, and their art has been heavily appropriated by big businesses and fast fashion companies. This conversation is meant to bring these artists a platform for them to share their work and knowledge, as well as a space for the Navajo Lifeway organization to gain support for their
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