Going to Plymouth on the holiday called Thanksgiving to honor Native folks has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. I finally made it this past Thursday with a great group of people from NYC to commemorate the 41st Day of Mourning.
It was a moving ceremony and re-memberance of the past and present struggles and cultures of Native peoples in the Americas complete with singing, copal, ritual, a march through the town, powerful truth to power words, wonderful to-the-root conversations, vibin and talking about how to support political prisoners and great food.
It was bitterly cold, but this is a real way to re-member and what really happened, to break down the lies we are taught and to continue to fight for all of our cultures and a better world in the midst of often times terrible conditions.
And to celebrate that resistance and resilience!
End the war on our communities!