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American Indian Brown Bag Event

American Indian Brown Bag Event

Join the SMCC American Indian Student Center for a two-part brown bag event! Learn necklace making or master the art of Navajo String games with us. Open to all and supplies will be provided.
Necklace Making 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
11:30 am – 1 pm | Learning Resource Courtyard

Navajo String Game
Tuesday, November 16
11:30 am – 1 pm | Learning Resource Courtyard

Jewelry Making

Native American jewelry, including Native American Necklaces, is renowned worldwide for its unique style and distinctive designs. Crafted by indigenous artisans for many thousands of years, the jewelry of the Native Americans is influenced by the land, the spiritual beliefs, the legends, and the cultures of each unique nation, from the American Indians of the Southwest to those in the Northeast. These jewelry pieces have been crafted since the earliest times of the Anasazi (ancient one).

Navajo String Game

The Navajo string games are the games that the Navajo play during the winter that enables the players to interact with one another on various levels of play. The games that you play will come in acts by the patterns that you do by changing the hand movements of the string. While some of the movements are simple, there are many that are more complicated and take patience to master.