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Ornelas designed and created authentic Navajo clothing for three Barbies after the “Barbie” movie came out last month. (Photo/Belvin Pete/ICT)

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GREY HILLS, Ariz. — When Navajo Grey Hills weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas saw the original Barbie dolls — all blonde hair, blue eyes and 1950s clothes — she certainly didn’t see herself.

By Sandra Hale Schulman, Indian Country Today August 15, 2023