“Ya’aat’eeh” is Sedona Jacobson’s greeting as the 21-year-old student introduces herself. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in agriculture science at Diné College, the first tribally controlled and accredited collegiate institution in the U.S. Sedona resides in Fort Defiance, Arizona, about eight miles from the capital of the Navajo Nation Reservation.
But having grown up in College Station, Texas, she was thrown into culture shock that turned her world upside down. Things only turned back upright when she was finally able to trust and let God show her just how beautiful her homeland and tradition are – and have always been.
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