Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é! Shí éí Meagan yinishyé. Tábąąhá nishłį́. Bilagáana báshíshchíín. Lók’aa’Dine’é dashicheii. Bilagáana dashinalí. Ákót’éego diné nishłį́. Alpine, Utah de nasha.
Hello my friends and my people! My name is Meagan. I am of the Edgewater Clan, born for the white people's clan. The Reed people are my maternal grandfather's clan and the white people's clan is my paternal grandfather's clan. In this way, I am a Navajo woman.
I learned from when I was young that my culture was of upmost importance and was going to be one of the greatest blessings in my life. I grew up dancing with our family group; Star Flint. Our family has traveled all over the world sharing our dances and native american teachings. I remember so many teachings from my dear Uncle Julius and my mother. I learned to keep my mind strong, dress modestly, be kind and respectable, not to run in my regalia, not to sit on my jingles, to respect the eagle feather and all that it teaches, and to pray to a higher being...our creator.
My middle name is Shundine...in the Navajo way it is spelled shandiin. My mother asked me when I was young how I wanted to spell it and so I spell it my own way. Shundine means SUNSHINE in Navajo. All of my life, people around me have said I am a ray of sunshine, happy, and always smiling. I am a very happy person. I love life and I love the sunshine.
In my teenage years, I was part of a wagon train re-enactment and traveled to Cardston, Canada with some dear friends who I now call grandparents; Max and Diane Pitcher. I would wake up at 5:00am to the ringing of a cow bell. Get my younger brother and sister dressed for the day, saddle my fathers horse, and take off with the rising of the sun to get in front of the horses. I would walk on paths filled with sunflowers. I noticed how they would follow the sun through out the day and I FELL IN LOVE with them! Sunflowers are my all-time favorite flower! I wonder if these beauties were created just for me ;)
And because of the life I have lived~my business name was created.