Destiny Morgan (Diné, Nahiłii)
From Seeds, We Expect Changes
Digital media booklet
“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds,” is an empowering statement of resilience and continuity. Whether this allows us to stand up against broad injustice or merely minor personal challenges, I believe it provides us with strength and a starting point for more in-depth contemplation. Seeds are used to symbolize new beginnings. From tiny seeds, we can expect mighty changes.
Photos in order of appearance:
Navajo model Jessica Ashton
Navajo shaman creating a sand painting, photo by Happy Cly
Navajo woman taking photograph, 1945 in New Mexico, “John Wayne Era”
Photo by Brad Schmidt
Photo by Alfredo Rodriguez
Navajo baby in cradleboard
Craftsman making turquoise Zuni jewelry
Navajo elder in traditional attire
Navajo elder holding a lamb
All of the images used in this booklet are for educational purposes, to demonstrate cultural resilience.