`I See everyone gearing up for Thanksgiving and I though I might
take this opportunity to explain briefly why you see no Thanksgiving mani or words of excitement over Turkey and holiday festivities.
I do not celebrate Thanksgiving. As a Native Woman this is a day of mourning for me as well as my people. I am not going to pull out my soapbox, I promise.
I do not judge or force my views on my fellow human, so please do not feel the need to tiptoe around the subject with me, there is no need. I will spend tomorrow mourning the genocide of Native American’s past, present and future. This is my belief and I only ask that you respect that as I respect yours.
I will not go any further in detail as I don’t want to ruin the celebratory mood for my dear friends.
I am happy to share information and answer questions for anyone, but please email me as I do not want this to be a public spectacle.
I leave you all with this prayer from my tribe:
Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may greet you without shame.