Melvin Bainbridge

Ma ' ii BizǪ ' - Coyote Star

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Ma ' ii BizǪ ' can be translated in Navajo as Thunder (pronounced Mah ee bihzon). Canopus, called the Coyote Star in Navajo, is one of the brightest stars in the sky, second only to Sirius. it is also called the Monthless Star in Navajo because it is visible in the Southern Sky for less than a month. It is said that Coyote, the Trickster, wanted to participate in the naming and placing of the stars and constellations at the beginning of time. According to Navajo legend, Coyote impatiently grabbed the buckskin pouch containing the crystal seeds of the stars and placed one star in the far South, claiming it for himself. He then tossed all the remaining crystals high in the sky, providing chaos and disrupting the careful order that was envisioned. Navajos say it is because of this chaos that many stars exist with no names.

Indigenous Education Institute

The Indigenous Education Institute (IEI) is an Indigenous-based, non-profit (501.c3) corporation, based in Friday Harbor, WA. The mission of the Institute is to promote, preserve and apply traditional Indigenous knowledge to contemporary life. This includes research and educational projects of all kinds. IEI is committed to using Indigenous knowledge to promote and understand the importance of the interconnections of all things. IEI is committed to the restoration of imbalance and sustaining an ecologically sound environment.

IEI acknowledges that the earth is an integral part of a much larger universe. Stories are often told in the Indigenous world of the connections between Mother Earth and Father Sky. We are made of the same chemistry as the stars. Studies of Indigenous astronomies illuminate these connections and show the participation of humans in the universe. Our website:

About Our Prints

The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.

Stretched Canvas Prints

We offer 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white , acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.

Matting and Framing

If you prefer to have your giclée print framed and matted by our Gallery please let us know. We will provide you with a fair price and adjust the shipping charges to reflect the mat, frame, and glass. We would be pleased to perform this work for you.


The original painting is in a private collection

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