In memory

Later this week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving in the US. While I have plenty to be thankful for personally, I also can’t help thinking about what this holiday must feel like from an indigenous perspective. Like most places in the world, California’s history contains both great feats of bravery and terrible acts of destruction and cruelty. Indigenous people and pioneers have walked this land before us — even those places not marked by an obvious memorial. Why should we honor one and not the other?

Peña Adobe, Vacaville

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