Let’s Talk Turkey


My neighborhood is called Cherokee Park. Of course, no Cherokees live here. They were all forcibly removed on the Trail of Tears years ago. Shoving Cherokees and other native peoples to the margins, the rest of us lost sight of them as neighbors—and we also lost their
wisdom of living in tune with the natural world.

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, based on the story of first peoples helping newcomers survive, let us honor the gifts of our Indigenous siblings today and support their
sacred efforts to restore harmony with nature.

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