Sheep Is Life Celebration is happening for 1 day only!
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June Upcoming Schedule
26th Annual Sheep Is Life Celebration in year of 2022
Sheep Is Life Celebration: 1-day In-person Event
Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ 86515
End of Sheep Is Life Celebration 1 day Event
Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ 86515
Online Sheep Is Life Celebration Event
End of Online Sheep Is Life Celebration Event
Sheep Is Life Coordinator & Team Member(s):
What is Sheep Is Life?
Sheep Is Life is a “Navajo Sheep Camp” like set-up and gathering for all those who love sheep, wool, fiber arts, and the diverse cultures that have maintained these lifeways for thousands of years. Everyone is welcomed to the event, with no fee. Bring your favorite weaving tools, spindles, sheep, wool your art work and creativity to share.
We are fundraising for Sheep Is Life 2022, we welcome donations and appreciate your support.
First SIL Event
1996 was the first recorded event in Farmington, NM @ the San Juan College.
26th Annual SIL
This year we are celebrating 26 years of fiber art education, advocacy of the Navajo Churro Sheep breeds, recognizing the importance of sheep in Navajo culture.
Check back later for tentative agenda & virtual sign in instructions, thank you for your patience.
Dine Be’Iina Logo was created by Harry McCabe.
Traveling to Sheep Is Life
- Window Rock is served by a local regional airport : Window Rock Airport. Window Rock Airport is a public use airport located one nautical mile south of the central business district of Window Rock, in Apache County. It is owned by the Navajo Nation.
- Tourism is an integral part of the local economy. Window Rock attracts a large number of tourists and visitors due to its close proximity to many national parks and sites and Navajo government. The area is a popular base of commerce for the regional people as well.
Window Rock is near to: (1 hour drive in radius)
Quality Inn- Navajo Nation Capitol
Average price range $90-$100
Hotel & restaurant onsite
(1/2 mile or less to Navajo Nation Museum)
Navajo Land Inn – Window Rock
Average price range $85-$95
Hotel & Denny’s Restaurant Next Door
(6 min (3.8 miles) to Navajo Nation Museum)
Gallup, New Mexico (next largest town)
29 min (24.8 mi) via NM-264 W
Visit Official website to book your stay, eat or find other places to visit.
Offers several affordable hotels, restaurants & store. Gallup is a small city in New Mexico, on historic Route 66 & I-40 Freeway. Estimate population 20,000 residents.
Camping Options While Attending Sheep Is Life Event
We recommend local National Park Service campgrounds, as they have seasonal passes, with water hookups if needed. Other sites are under different departments, we advise calling the Navajo Nation EPA for campfire status/fire status to plan for no fires or have a camp stove only. EPA issues fire permits (or register your fire) for free via email or phone at 505-729-4252.
Please follow all Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Rules & Regulations. Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation oversees all Navajo Tribal Parks on the Navajo Nation Reservation.
Campgrounds/ Places to see near Window Rock: (1 hour drive in radius)
Navajo Nation Parks and Rec
Call to book via phone (928)871-6647
Nearest camping Asaayi Bowl Canyon Campground
Average price range $20 campsite + General admission fee. 30 campsites available, opens in May to Oct 2022.
Permits can be reserved ahead of time or emailed. First come first served basis.
Navajo Fish and Wildlife
Wheatfield Lake Camping Area
General info about campground:
Free to camp, need fire permit/registration to build campfire.
EPA issues fire permits for free via email or phone at 505-729-4252.
Near Tsaile, AZ (1 hour to Window Rock)
Discover Navajo Website for additional information on camping and RV parks.
According to the “Safer-at-Home” order issued August 12, 2021, the Navajo Nation is returning to “Orange Phase”; thereby Navajo Parks and Recreation will continue to follow all safety protocols. All Navajo Tribal Parks are following all NDOH and CDC Guidelines; therefore Navajo Nation mandates Wearing Masks in Public.
NDOH PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER
***MASKS ARE MANDATORY ON THE NAVAJO NATION INDOOR/OUTDOOR.***
Contacts for traveling emergencies
Due to the isolation of these parks, campgrounds, rescue operations are not readily available. Remember to please inform someone of your whereabouts and stay informed of inclement weather.
- Call 911 if you have serious emergencies
- Coconino County Sheriff’s Office: 1-800-338-7888
- Arizona State Patrol: 1-800-525-5555
- Navajo Nation Ranger Headquarters: (928) 871-6701
- Navajo Nation Law Enforcement Offices:
- Window Rock District: (928) 871-7544
- Tuba City District: (928) 283-3111
- Kayenta District: (928) 697-5600
- Chinle District: (928) 674-2111