Prayers for Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for me, and many others, as a Native American. Some Native families celebrate it while others do not. It is an annual reminder of the painful past between indigenous people and the Europeans who later came to inhabit their lands. My family has always celebrated Thanksgiving, but I wasContinue reading “Prayers for Thanksgiving”

By Their Fruits You Will Know Them: Reflections on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

My family is Kanien ľkeh√°:ka (Mohawk), one of the six tribes that form the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy that stretches primarily between the northeastern United States and Canada. Native Americans make up 1% of the population of American Catholics, so you may not have encountered many (or any) of us. Americans tend to think that Native peopleContinue reading “By Their Fruits You Will Know Them: Reflections on Indigenous Peoples’ Day”