Editorial: Celebrate Native art at Totah Festival
"Claudine Riddle and San Juan County will celebrate an anniversary this Labor Day weekend.

This year marks 20 years that the Totah Festival has given the local American Indian community a venue that recognizes its art and culture.

The festival will feature a total of 102 exhibitors, a rug auction and a powwow Saturday and Sunday at the Farmington Civic Center.

Riddle has endeavored to develop a festival that not only recognizes the art, but the culture of native people. Her idea took some time to succeed as she prodded community leaders to recognize the benefit of showing off the talents of locals.

She deserves a thank you from everyone in the Four Corners for her years of dedication and hard work maintaining this showcase and outlet for authentic American Indian creations.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. today with a private reception and poster unveiling, sponsored by Riddle. It opens to the public Saturday morning with vendors and the powwow."

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Totah Festival celebrates 20 years of talent, culture (The Farmington Daily Times 8/28)