Thanksgiving is a time for all of us here at Creative Connections to remember all we have to be grateful for.

At the top of our list is the wonderful opportunity to work with so many dedicated educators around the world to bring a measure of global understanding to so many young people.

And we are incredibly thankful to all who so generously support our efforts.

To all of you and to your families, we send warmest wishes for a bountiful Thanksgiving.



Alan Steckler, President, CEO

Creative Connections

This art piece, entitled, “World of Peace” was created by a students from Shonto Preparatory School in Shonto, Arizona. The mission of Shonto Preparatory School is to nurture successful independent learners and responsible global citizens through quality and innovative education.

The vision for the school states: “Achieving academic excellence by embracing and fostering Diné language, culture, and partnerships for lifelong learning.”

Diné refers to the Navajo language information and the culture, history and genealogy of the Navajo Indians

The artist, Jayne, describes her piece, “… most of these things in my drawing are from my tradition. The four mountains are sacred to us, and the hogan* is in the middle because we live within the 4 mountains. The basket in the corner we use for ceremonies. The sun and the moon are at the top for day and night. My tradition stays with me, and I can share it with others out there.”
*NOTE: A hogan is the primary traditional home of the Navajo people. It is usually round and cone-shaped, made of wood and packed mud, with the door facing east to welcome the rising sun for good wealth and fortune.

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