Cha’risa, a Hopi medicine woman with uncanny healing gifts,leaves her people to begin a journey to help save her son, Ahote. After yearsof forced attendance at an Indian boarding school, Ahote now questions histraditional beliefs and culture. He is no longer certain which world he belongsto, but Ahote has found employment at C & M Ranch just outside ofFlagstaff, Arizona and has decided to link his future to the two brothers whoown it. Not wanting to leave Ahote alone in an uncertain world, Cha’risaaccompanies him, never realizing how profoundly this decision will change herown life.
Set against a backdrop of towering red rocks, snowcappedpeaks and sacred canyons, Cha’risa’s Giftis not only her story, but the story of a family that spans generations. Intothis diverse family, children are born manifesting unusual powers inheritedfrom this powerful lineage. Each must find their own way to come to terms withtheir potential and the responsibilities it brings.