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"I donít really concern myself that much with what I wear. Iíd rather have something thatís comfortable, free flowing. So when I saw this dress, it just really caught my eyeÖ Iíve had one priest look at me and say, ĎWhy didnít they make our vestments like that?í I thought, Well, if he wants something like this as a vestment, then maybe thatís power for me."  

"I left Zuni knowing who I was. My identity, where I came from. And what I took to the mainstream society helped me because I left with my identity. And it never left me."

  "Iím at the point in my life where Iím saying okay, I wanna know what my culture is, and how I can participate, and what it really means to be a Zuni woman... I think thatís whatís also helping me to feel more powerful."  
       
  Vivian Wato, 2008   Odell Jaramillo, 2008   Melanie Quam, 2008