The 27th anniversary year of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival runs October 4-8, 2023. The storytelling arm of this year’s event is the annual Sheep Tales Gathering. This year, the Festival is presenting TahNibaa Naataanii – an artist who creates with weavings and hand felting techniques to produce wearable art. As a young girl, TahNibaa’s paternal grandmother gave her the Navajo name of: TahNibaa Atlo’iigii, which means “coming into battle with weaving.” She believes it was her grandmother’s hope that she continue the tradition of weaving in their family. She is now a fifth-generation Navajo Weaver and represents the Many Hogan Clan and Coyote Pass Clans, and her maternal and paternal clans are the Mexican and Steep Rock Clans.
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