A Special Blanket for a Cause
Cellular One and Pendleton have partnered on a philanthropic initiative to raise awareness and contribute to nonprofits working toward solutions that address the disproportionately high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous persons. This spring the two companies commissioned “The Healing Blanket,” designed by a talented Navajo Artist Leandra Yazzie. For this special limited edition of the blanket, 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to support two nonprofits, MMDR: Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives, and NIWRC: National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
About the NIWRC
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center provides national leadership to end violence against American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded
resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty. Learn more at https://www.niwrc.org/
THE HEALING BLANKET
The Healing Blanket
Against the blue of Father Sky, songbirds rise from Mother Earth to greet the healing rays of Morning Sun. The birds carry messages of harmony, balance, and renewal in a design that brings awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Movement. A band of turquoise symbolizes Life, with bands of red for missing Native relatives who will never be forgotten. Diné
artisan Leandra Yazzie’s design brings a message of resilience and hope.
Artist and designer Leandra Yazzie (Diné) lives in Blue Gap, Arizona. Growing up, her grandmother and aunt, both renowned Navajo weavers, shared their talents, techniques, and histories with her. Ms. Yazzie credits the resilient woman in her life with inspiring the vibrant cultural undertones that inform her work.
For more information about this blanket, please visit www.pendleton-usa.com.