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Bloom Farm Day Camp to Honor Indigenous People

Bloom Farm Day Camp to Honor Indigenous People

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Day Camp

October 10th is Indigenous People's Day.

To honor and support the Indigenous People and their efforts to preserve Dibé dits’ozí (Navajo-Churro sheep) and associated traditions I am hosting this day-long camp for children between 6 and 11 years.

Nikyle Begay, Founder, Diné shepherd, and fiber artist 

“Sheep Is Life” is the culture of my people. We’re taught that when we care for the sheep, they’ll care for us, providing sustenance, warmth, and life lessons. 

Dibé dits’ozí (Navajo-Churro sheep) is considered a rare breed, and continues to be listed by the Livestock Breeds Conservancy as “threatened by extinction”.

For this event, I purchased skeins of yarn from Rainbow Fiber Co-Op  a Diné-led agricultural co-operative established to improve the financial sustainability and equitable market outcomes for the remaining flocks of Dibé dits’ozí (Navajo-Churro sheep) in the Navajo Nation, to use in some fun activities with the children. I also have some Navajo Churro Sheep fiber that is washed and unwashed to teach the children how much work goes into washing, preparing, and processing the fiber. We will have fun doing it. I plan to retell "The First Sheep" Story  Hopefully we will be able to do a needle-felted picture of "The First Sheep". 20% will be donated to the Rainbow Fiber Co-Op.

For Children between 6 and 11 years, limited spaces are available. October 7th, 2022, 1:30m - 4:30 pm. 

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