Saturdays are never easy in the A-Z Challenge. They’re not work days and I try to blog only Monday to Friday. This year there are five of them in April and one of them is Z. Well at least today is the middle one. The colour palette isn’t in my favour either. I can’t do much with Navy Blue and how is Navajo White going to help? It is not called the A-Z Challenge for nothing.
My friends DuckDuckGo and Wikipedia tell me that the Navajo are a Native American people of the Southwestern United States. They are the second largest federally recognized tribe in the United States with over three hundred thousand tribal members as of last year. The Navajo language is spoken throughout the region with most Navajo speaking English as well.
Perhaps I should issue a tenuous link warning at this stage.
I have no desire to parallel the history of the Navajo with those of us in the North East of England but at times we feel like a tribe living in a far flung corner of the country, fiercely proud of our heritage, fearless in our ambition and determined to set our own agenda. Some of us speak a form of English as well.
By now you may have guessed that I am enormously interested in the future of my region. It has always troubled me to be proud of something that you have very little control over. I didn’t ask to be born here yet still I try to grasp every opportunity I can to make a difference.
There is such a lot of exciting and innovative stuff going on in the region. Perhaps we should mix up a North East White.