The Navajo Nation, spanning over the states of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, is the largest Tribal reservation in the United States, with one of the largest populations of tribal members residing on reservation lands. In some Tribal Nations, such as the Navajo, they are an integral part of the creation stories that exemplify their distinct abilities. Sharnell Paul, a year-old transgender woman from Dennehotso, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, shares her journey of living as a transgender woman. Encouraged by her girlfriends to audition, she did and was selected as a model for the calendar.
From the publisher And soon, WOTN will begin its second year of existence. But, the year seemed to go by very quickly. If the world will end according to the ancient Mayan calendar or will it be another failed prophecy. To help ease your stress, WOTN will seek to provide some insight and possibly answers from local tribes on the subject. There could be reason to be afraid, and you may have find ways to survive a major apocalypse headed your way. That will be one of our select topics in the upcoming issues.
In a traditional introduction, a Navajo person will first introduce himself or herself by naming the maternal clan, followed by the paternal clan. Changing Woman, the principal deity of the Navajo religion, represents the many roles that a woman takes on in her lifetime. Changing Woman also created the first Navajo clans and guidelines for living and established the matrilineal system. Navajo women have always been at the core of social and economic control in their culture and occupy a strong position in Navajo life. Women are the potters and weavers, crafts they have been practicing for centuries.
You will complete some paper work and short questionnaire. Handed out at each audition NOT beforehand. January 23, , we will post on myspace.