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an important note of justice

I would be remiss if I didn’t present the tension of this day - celebration for most, mourning for many - a tension that still exists and has not been remedied much by we who live on a land that is not our own.

Ariah posted the day of mourning speech by Wamsutta, September 10, 1970. It’s long but it’s worth reading.

I don’t think it’s necessary for us to forgo our traditions and celebrations of thanks today but let it be tempered with the knowledge that we enjoy a bounty that came at a grave price to many - a price that was forced upon them by those with more power. It was an injustice and for that I am sorry.

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  1. Jamie Arpin-Ricci — November 23, 2007 #

    Well said.

  2. christy fritz — November 24, 2007 #

    Thanks for that. It’s so important to remember.

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