Native American Heritage Day calls forth a full array of emotions in its celebration.
by Tracy Rector and Taylor Hensel (Cherokee Nation)
For many, this time of year brings up an array of emotions and personal experiences. Oftentimes there are complicated feelings related to loss, genocide, cultural appropriation, broken treaties, and theft of land in addition to a sense of cheer related to time spent with family and loved ones, tasty foods, football games, and rest. There is no one narrative at this time of year that is standard for all who live in the lands now known as the United States. Either way, it is a time of preparation and reflection; a time to give thanks and to be humble and hopefully experience joyful moments.Continue reading Joy Is an Act of Reciprocity