The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity
Michael J. Dax / Yes! Magazine
“Do you know the secret of the kachinas?”
It was a whispered question, between two young girls—one Zuni, one white—as they watched Zuni night dances in 1979.
Bronwyn Fox, then 9 years old, had moved to the town of Zuni in far western New Mexico for her mother’s teaching job. Fox found that, because of her age, she was treated like any of the other children and allowed to attend and participate in festivals and ceremonies, like the series of six night dances held each spring, that might otherwise be closed to a non-Zuni-member. [Read more…]