Sometimes descendants of Dutch immigrants play what is known as “Dutch Bingo.” This year, James and Darleen Litson played Navajo Bingo with Autumn Yazzie-Newell. They discovered that Autumn is James’ granddaughter by clan. “Any time you have clan, there’s that relational connection immediately,” James said.
Litson and Yazzie-Newell are both delegates from Classis Red Mesa, and Darleen is an ethnic advisor to synod.
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