'A very serious fire'
Medicine people say Assayii Lake fire is telling us something
(Times photo - Donovan Quintero)
By Alastair Lee Bitsoi
NASCHITTI, N.M., June 19, 2014
(Times photo – Donovan Quintero)
At a community update meeting regarding the fire Tuesday, which has grown to 13,250 acres in Chooshgai Mountains as of Wednesday, Plummer requested local traditional healers and others from different faiths to assist her in prayer. This is the largest fire in the Chooshgai Mountains in over 70 years, according to fire information officers.
The hand trembler, whose hands were shaking while conducting the ritual, offered a Fire Protection Way song and prayer for the impacted communities, forest life and wildlife.
After conducting her ritual, the medicine woman offered these words to community members: "Just love one another."
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