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My name is Lapita Keith Frewin. I am a full-blooded Navajo born on the Navajo reservation. I left home at the early age of nine to live with a main-stream American family to get a better educa- tion. Returning home every summer, I was able to get the best of both worlds. After graduating High School I enrolled in Brigham Young University were I was able to get a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a minor in Native American Stud- ies. I currently am a Social Worker helping families of all cul- tures.
In my spare time I am to able to fulfill one of my passions in life by preserving not just my Navajo Culture, but all Native Ameri- can Cultures. I saw so much that was misunderstood in main- stream America that I decided to do as much as I could to con- nect that gap.
I love working with all ages. Kids are great because they don’t know what is incorrect and I can enrich their young minds, and I love the teens and young adults because they are so eager to learn and I love working with adults because they appreciate and are respectful of Native Cultures. I am predominately a bead- worker. Many museums have allowed me to study old speci- mens and I have tried to recreate those pieces using authentic materials. It is an awesome feeling when you bring something back to life knowing where it came from an