Marvin & Pamela Farnam-Todacheenie – Diné Instruments and Beadwork

Marvin Todacheenie grew up on the Navajo Nation, living immersed in traditional Diné (Navajo) culture. He is a flute carver, singer, drummer, dancer, and an artisan in leather, woodwork, and jewelry. His skilled are ones that are passed down from generation to generation in his family. Now he is preserving and sharing his heritage with visitors at Tucson Meet Yourself.

Pamela Todacheenie works with Native American and Ainu Japenese native bead working, which has been passed down from generation to generation. It is used to adorn clothing and foot wear and other various house hold items and often represents family blood lines and clans for Native Americans.


Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins

Festival Appearance
Folk Arts Area, Pennington St. (northside)

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