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Native American Duo Sihasin Hopes to Promote Hope, Strength Through Their Music

courtesy of Berta Benally
The album art for Sihasin's next album, "Fight Like a Woman," to be released in April

The word "Sihasin" in the Dine (Navajo) language means "hope." Brother and sister Clayson and Jeneda Benally hope to bring messages of hope--along with a few songs from their soon-to-be released album-- to their performance at the Sunflower Theatre on Saturday. KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with them to learn more about their background, their songwriting, and the messages they hope to spread through their music. 

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.