American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation
Mending The Circle
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AIRORF’s 2003 fundraising card
Tribal Sovereign Tees ©Matthew K. Tafoya, Dine
Matthew Tafoya is the owner of Tribal Sovereign Tees. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Tina James Tafoya, and their two children. He has been in the t-shirt screen-printing business since 1997. His business has given him the opportunity to share his message about the importance of self-determination and tribal sovereignty with the public.
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Anasazi Petroglyphs, Monument Valley
Photograph © Marcia Keegan
Marcia Keegan. Mother Earth, Father Earth: Pueblo and Navajo Indians of the Southwest.
Clear light Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1974, 1988
Sunrise Ceremony, Central Park, New York, 1992
Photo: ©American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation
AIRORF sponsored an early morning sunrise ceremony on October 10, 1992. Reuben A. Snake Jr., Winnebago, invited Native American spiritual leaders from many nations. Hundreds of New Yorkers sat around the Foundation’s ceremonial tepee in Central Park; leaders gave blessings to all and said prayers for intercultural harmony.
Africa #2, Faith Hubley, 1999
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Inspired by Faith Hubley’s, 1998 animated film, “Africa,” this painting was given to the Foundation for its Benefit Auction, at the Ramscale Gallery, New York City on, Wednesday, November 8, 2000.