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“Whether we consciously acknowledge that we are part of this natural world that we live in or not, we are part of the natural world. We can not live, any of us, without acknowledging that.”

–Rina Swentzell

Roy Kady

Roy Kady_lrRoy Kady, Diné, Teec Nos Pos Chapter, is an accomplished weaver and fiber artist who is breaking out of the traditional mold with new styles. He lives in his family home at Many Goat Springs, above the community of T’iis Nazbas, where he maintains a large flock of rare Navajo-Churro sheep and angora goats, plus one llama. He teaches culture classes at the local K-8 school, works with at-risk youth, and recently taught weaving classes at the Diné College Shiprock campus. With TahNibaa Natani, he organizes monthly Spin-Offs for weavers from all cultures, which they host in communities within the Shiprock-T’iis area. He is committed to participating in this project because for many years he has sought to record stories that are told in the landscape, taking elders and practitioners to the many sacred sites in the vicinity that are linked with Diné Creation Stories and ceremonial stories. The Teec area, on the eastern slope of the Chuska Mountains, is rich in lore of all kinds including plants, land management, livestock, and agriculture.