Ya’iishjááshchilí

It’s the beginning of the month of June! Being as such, today’s word is the Navajo name for June.

Technically speaking the meaning of ya’iishjááshchilí is little corn tassles. If you recall, the season for dá’ák’eh began a few weeks ago. Now, they should be showing tassles, but not big ones because they still have to grow.

Being that the area in and around the Navajo Nation is in its 19th year of drought conditions, it’s okay if your corn fields are a little late in getting started.