DINÉTAH — INTRODUCTION

A poetic introduction narrated by Walking Thunder of the Navajo reservation. 

Part one of a project with Everything Is Stories, a platform dedicated to narratives that exist outside of the mainstream. This project revolves around the story of Duane “Chili” Yazzie an activist, community leader, and tribal elder of the Diné from the Navajo Nation. This six part series includes the people and places encountered while documenting his story. Set primarily in and around Shiprock, New Mexico — part of the Navajo territory — the project offers points of connection to the Diné culture, history, and present day existence.

"Res-Metal" is a derivative of Heavy Metal birthed on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. With music traditions in their culture, the new age Navajo generation has transformed the way they express their anger and frustration of living a life born not recognized by their very own country.