Before I Take Part in This Thanksgiving…

By Samantha McKenzie

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Before I take part in this great American tradition called Thanksgiving, I pause to give thanks and honor to our Native American family.

As we gather today around the dining room table with family and friends, let us reflect on the true history of this nation, and the tremendous sacrifice made by our brothers and sisters. While I am thankful for so much this year, I am especially thankful for those who came before me, who endured the bloody battles and fought the good fight.

Their struggle is our struggle.

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As I embrace this tradition – native to you – I reaffirm my commitment to being a positive part of a process that creates a more unified America.

I am thankful to live in this America – the land of your home and the land you so freely shared with us all. I am honored to know you and thankful for your contributions to Mother Earth.

We are forever bonded. We are one.

I stand with tribal nations at Standing Rock.

May God be with us all.

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