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Monument Valley Presentation


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Monument Valley Presentation

  1. 1. Monument Valley Utah<br /><ul><li>Thousands of Visitors per year, view the ancient sandstone formations.
  2. 2. Westerns of yester-year once played across theaters nation wide
  3. 3. Sacred to the Navajo people who call this area home</li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley utah<br /> The Popular Totem-Pole<br />
  4. 4. Monument Valley Utah<br />The Mittens<br />
  5. 5. Monument Valley Utah <br />2000 Census Information<br />San Juan County Utah <br />8000 square miles<br />Population: 14,413<br />57% American Indian; 50% Homeless<br />Poverty Rate: 33.1%; U.S. 11.3%<br />
  6. 6. Monument valley utah<br /><ul><li>Its not unusual to find individuals living in conditions found in many third world countries.
  7. 7. Many do the best with what they have at the time.</li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley Utah<br /><ul><li>An elderly woman and her 16 year old daughter live in this home.
  8. 8. A home that has:</li></ul>No Power<br /> No Running Water<br /> No Bathroom or Kitchen<br />Dirt floors<br /> A roof held together by discarded tires.<br /><ul><li>A home filled with meager belongings.</li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley utah<br /><ul><li>A single room full of limited possessions.
  9. 9. An unfinished rug/blanket hangs on a loom along the north wall, barely visible.
  10. 10. Furnishing acquired from others fill the space inside.</li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley Utah<br />This home has only a dirt floor.<br />
  11. 11. Monument Valley Utah<br /><ul><li>The spaces between the ceiling boards are wide enough to allow for rain, snow & dust to easily enter.
  12. 12. Notice the walls which are made from standing posts.</li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley Utah<br />A new home being constructed by the <br />Monument Valley High School Residential Construction course<br />The Octagon shape is traditionally & culturally accepted by the Navajo People<br />
  13. 13. Monument Valley Utah<br /><ul><li>As is tradition, each octagon is built with the door facing east.
  14. 14. The wood stove sits in the center of the room to meet traditional needs. </li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley Utah<br />Homes are built strictly from donations<br />Cost of each home:<br />$8500.00<br />New Octagon Home:<br /> Cement Floor<br />Insulated Walls<br /> Drywalled and painted<br /> Wired (for when & if power becomes available in the area)<br /> Outside walls will be covered & painted. <br />
  15. 15. Monument Valley Utah<br /><ul><li>Each Octagon has two glass paned windows allowing for more light during the day time.
  16. 16. Note the outhouse sitting in the background.</li></li></ul><li>Monument Valley Utah<br />A Completed Home<br />
  17. 17. Monument Valley Utah<br />Monument Valley High School <br />Residential Construction Course<br /> Students gain employable skills & learn the importance of giving back to their community.<br />
  18. 18. Monument Valley Utah<br />From This…<br />Or This<br />
  19. 19. Monument Valley utah<br />To This<br />
  20. 20. Monument Valley Utah<br />Cost of Each Octagon: <br />$8500.00<br />For Information about how you can contribute to this project please call:<br />435-678-3437 or 435-678-1208<br />