ABOUT THE BLANKET
The ‘Power of Education’ signature wool blanket was designed by Diné College student, Anthony Gary Williams, and was commissioned to Eighth Generation, a Native-owned and operated company based in Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 2008 by Louie Gong (Nooksack), and is the first Native-owned company to ever produce wool blankets. Diné College is proud of this collaboration because it shows our commitment to creating opportunities for cultural artists, as well as, our strong support for “inspired Natives, not native inspired” entrepreneurship!
ABOUT THE DESIGN
The official Diné College logo is placed in the center of the blanket, symbolized by an arrowhead that represents protection. Mountains and corn stalks border the edges and they represent ancestral knowledge and growth stages, carrying lessons of power and prosperity. The prominence of the blue in the design signifies advancement, while the gold represents health and happiness. This is a blanket that anyone can wrap themselves in to feel safe, warm, and at home.
The original blanket design is credited to Diné College student, ANTHONY GARY WILLIAMS. He did an amazing job! Nizhoni!
Supports Student Scholarships
100% of all sales go directly to the Diné College Bi’olta’a Student Scholarship Fund!
To purchase an official Diné College blanket for $250.00, you can:
- Buy at a Diné College bookstore: Main campus (1 Circle Drive, Route 12, Tsaile, AZ), or the Shiprock North campus (1228 Yucca Street, Shiprock, AZ).
- Purchase directly from Nonabah Sam at the Ned Hatathli Museum (NHC 4th Floor – Main Campus)
- Order via e-mail, by sending a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Additional shipping charges will apply)
** Cash and cards are accepted**