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Marissa Curley
Marissa Curley


Yá’át’ééh. I am Marissa Y. Curley. I am a 56 year old Navajo woman with three children, 3 step children, and ten grandchildren. I am married and we are raising two grandchildren since they were babies. Now they are eight and nine years old.

I was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation, herding sheep. We live with no electricity and no running water.

I learned to weave by watching my mother, Louise Reed. I would ask her for instructions. I love to weave. It keeps me busy and relieves stress. Also, it helps me earn money.