Photo by Venaya Yazzie
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2016
This story is hard for me to share, but it must be told for it is also ingrained in my brain. It is a pure miracle that We as Dine', as Navajo have survived genocide and I believe this was made so by our collective prayers we uttered then and now. My Navajo people have a rich story embedded with deep cuts and rivers of sorrow, but we are resilient and in 2016 we are prosperous! WE have our 'beautyful' land and rivers, and our immense canyons and desert plains. We have our Navajo language and our stories of origin and survival and for that we are rich.
One would not ever think to relate fruits with the desert Navajo people, but we have such connections to them, some sour, but mostly a sweet heritage we treasure.