OUR STORY

MY STORY

Yá’át’ééh! Shí éí Elena yinishyé. Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii nishłį́. Bilagáana bashishchiin, Tódich'ii'nii dashicheii, Bilagáana dashinalí. Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hello! My name is Elena and I am of the Coyote Pass People, born for Caucasian people. My maternal grandfather is Bitter Water clan, my paternal grandfather's clan is the Caucasian people. In this way, am a Navajo woman.

 

I know a lot of you who are following are family or friends, but I thought it would be important to introduce myself for those of you that I don’t know. I feel very lucky to be able to share my love and passion for Native American Jewelry, specifically from the southwest. My love for silver and turquoise started at a young age while watching my mom wear and care for her jewelry. She would tell me the stories of where she got each piece, or which relative had made and gifted them to her. The pieces she has since passed on to me throughout the years are some of my prized possessions and I look forward to passing them onto my future children when the time comes.

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OUR BRAND

I’m not only starting Coyote Pass Trading Co. to share beautiful handmade jewelry, but also to support Native Artists, and to give back to Native communities and my peers. A portion of every sale will be donated to different non-profit organizations, and service groups that help our Native communities, as well as different organizations that focus on scholarships and aide for Native students.