It may be a bit schizophrenic of me and my family to celebrate Thanksgiving. But we do it every year. It isn’t really the story of the pilgrims that we celebrate. Cultures around the world have one form of harvest celebration or another; a day where we settle in to our homes with our families after the busy season and prepare to slow things down a little bit. I’ve never chosen to politicize Thanksgiving as I have The 4th of July or Veterans Day (lots of vets in this Indian’s family.) Instead I take a break from all that and focus on my family.

We will burn some cedar and say a prayer for the loved ones we can’t be with today, and enjoy the company of those with whom we can.


About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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