The Churro and the Navajo: One Family's Journey to Save the Sacred SheepThe Churro and the Navajo: One Family's Journey to Save the Sacred Sheep
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM
The Navajo elders cried when they saw Sharon Begay bringing the sacred Churro sheep back to the reservation. They thought the "old time" sheep were gone forever. As children, they weaved the fleece and lived on the mutton. They also witnessed government forces slaughter their families' Churro to prevent over-grazing.
Stacia Spragg-Braude's presentation features photographs and anecdotes documenting one
Navajo family's journey to help save the Churro, and in the process, saving the family and Navajo culture.
Stacia Spragg-Braud is a photographer mainly interested in families and communities struggling to maintain cultural identity. She is a former newspaper photographer and has covered projects in the Balkans, Cuba and Uganda, including an extensive project on Bulgarian Gypsies. She is the author of "To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family's Journey Home."