Navajo Siblings Find Healing after Parents’ Death


Navajo Siblings Find Healing after Parents’ Death

Carrie Tsosie-Jim, originally from Sweetwater, Ariz., patiently pulls out tiny strings of wool on Tuesday at her apartment in Farmington, N.M. from her rug that took her a year to weave. Tsosie-Jim, who graduated from Harvard University with a master’s in education, says the loom was a graduation gift from her late mother, Anita Tsosie, after she graduated from Stanford University with her undergraduate. “While everyone else were getting new cars, my mom gave me a loom. I asked her why and she said ‘But you could buy ten cars for the rest of your life’,” Tsosie-Jim said. “I’m so glad my mom gave me one because it helped my brother through college, allowed us to survive.” (Navajo Times photo – Donovan Quintero)

Published  August  27, 2015

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONACarrie Tsosie-Jim will always remember how she and her younger brother were forced to leave their home in Colorado to begin a new life in Farmington.

In 2007, their mother was found murdered outside their Colorado home. Days later, her father’s body was discovered in Arizona in the Navajo Nation, an apparent suicide.

When she recounts those tragedies, both of which are still being investigated, she describes how she felt – as if bricks were falling and piling on top of her.

Carrie and Reno Tsosie pose in this 1994 photo. (Courtesy photo)

Tsosie-Jim, now 30 years old, specifically remembers leaving the place she called home in Cortez, Colorado, in a rickety 1996 Dodge Ram truck.

“Certainly, it was a shock for both me and my brother in the first year,” explained the Sweetwater, Arizona native. “We were very young and inexperienced and by…

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