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Dr. Lorna Wánosts’a7 Williams, Chair of the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, giving a stirring keynote speech. Photo: Julie Elizabeth Photography provided by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council

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Dr. Luisa Maffi – year-end message

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Nebulisi, Ole’s niece, drinking water from a yellow jug. I was taken by how easily Nebulisi held up the 20-liter water container, sucking every drop of water out of it.

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Left: Ngalai, from a neighboring boma, hand-stitching engoti, jugs made from gourds to carry water and milk collected from cows. Women gather with children during the day and stitch beadwork jewelry and engoti gourds. Right: The gourds are collected in the fields, where they grow wild. They are scraped of seeds and pulp, dried, and then sealed.

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I met Matagoi with her baby Nginyikelai at Ole’s boma. During the day, the women and children gather to talk, help each other, make jewelry, and share in child care.

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Ole, who invited me to visit his boma (cluster of huts where the Maasai live).

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Most Maasai still choose to wear their traditional cloth called ormisimbiji, beaded jewelry, sandals, and hairstyles.