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Date:
January 18, 2020
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Octavia Fellin Public Library
Address:
115 West Hill Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
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Book Signing with Farina King

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Join us for a book signing of: The Earth Memory Compass: Diné Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century. The Diné, or Navajo, have their own ways of knowing and being in the world, a cultural identity linked to their homelands through ancestral memory. The Earth Memory Compass traces this tradition as it is imparted from generation to generation, and as it has been transformed, and often obscured, by modern modes of education. The book follows Farina King’s search for her own Diné identity as she investigates the interconnections among Navajo students, their people, and Diné Bikéyah—or Navajo lands—across the twentieth century. Farina King, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is Assistant Professor of History and affiliated faculty of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in U.S. History. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.