Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Sacred Navajo Language: One of Sacrifice and Strength

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I could feel the early morning warmth from the bright sun, as I gazed at the puffy white cotton-top clouds floating along a vast blue sky, it was a seemingly normal summer morning or so I thought.  As we were driving towards the fairgrounds the streets were lined with cars, people were milling about and approximately a dozen protestors were standing on the corner with signs regarding the Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River.  Frankly, it’s a good thing I wasn’t driving; the massive sandstone rock jutting 200 feet in the air was directly in front of me and it had completely captured my attention…I was in awe of Holy Mother Earth, as usual....   

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