Grass Valley fundraiser benefits Dine’ tribe of Arizona |

Grass Valley fundraiser benefits Dine’ tribe of Arizona

Submitted by Heidi Starr

The 27th annual ‘Revive the Beauty Way Benefit,’ which supports a yearly food and supply run to the Dine’ Nation in Arizona, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in the Nevada City Veterans Memorial building, located at 451 No. Pine St. The event will include a dinner at 5 p.m., live music with Emerald Pools and Clan Dyken at 7 p.m. and a raffle and a silent auction. Two educational films will also be screened, both of which are geared toward educating the public on the Dine’ Nation’s decades-long struggle to preserve their culture and sovereignty, as well their resistance efforts against forced relocation, fracking and coal and uranium extraction. Donations are welcome, specifically new blankets, new coats (child to adult), new quality axes, hatchets, chain saws, squash and dried cedar. Dine’, which means “the people,” is a word used by the Navajo and Apache tribes of the southwest to refer to themselves. It means “the people” in Navajo and Apache. Tickets are available at Harmony Books. Tickets are $25 for dinner and music or $20 for music only. For more information, call 530-687-2662 or visit 27th annual Beauty Way Dine’ benefit on Facebook. Pictured, left, is Dine’ elder Anna Begay who has resisted relocation and the confiscation of her sheep for many years. On the right, volunteers load boxes of supplies to be distributed to members of the Dine’ Nation.

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