New colorful Navajo Clan Posters available free to CUSD#24 teachers. Come get your set at Federal Programs.

Our staff at Federal Programs/Curriculum Center has been developing Navajo culturally related materials for classroom use since early 1980’s. Due on an interest and the need for instructional materials on the Navajo Clan System, we have created a set of posters depicting the Origin Of The Clans Story through colorful illustrations beginning with The Birth Of White Shell Woman and the role she played in the creation of Navajo Clans and to the time where Navajos returned to live in Dinétah, a place where the ancient ones lived. It is our intent that these posters be used as a visual and a learning tool for the schools of Chinle Unified School District No. 24.

First, we gathered information from numerous Navajo Medicine Men and Navajo Culture Instructors for reference. The cultural stories we used were recorded and written with permission of the storytellers and some versions have been passed on for many generations through oral teachings of our elders. The second stage in the development is to create the artwork based on the stories. The artwork is then scanned into the computer and the lines are refined and colors are added using computer graphics. From there, the posters are checked for spelling and we made corrections where needed. The final stage is jobbing out the completed work to a professional printer and printed as glossy 24″x36″ posters. Production and development of any Navajo cultural materials is a time consuming process and we hope that these materials will be utilized and appreciated by whoever uses them because we believe that the clans and the stories are essential in teaching about family values, self identity and the importance of kinship.

These posters are ready for classroom use. Other Navajo culturally related materials are available to teachers at the Curriculum Center.

We are located at the CUSD Administration Center in the Federal Programs Department.

Call Patrick at ext: 9760 for more information.

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Poster 1

THE BIRTH OF WHITE SHELL WOMAN

 

 

Poster 2

CHANGING WOMAN CREATES THE CLANS

 

 

Poster 3

JOURNEY TO THE SACRED MOUNTAINS

 

 

Poster 4

DINÉTAH, PLACE OF THE PEOPLE

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