March 5th 2023 — NATIVE PRIDE


“It is not documents that define us, but rather what is undocumented. Our ancestral values continue to exist and evolve through our spirits today. We have seen the resiliency of the Native people throughout colonisation, but we must still appreciate, celebrate, and cultivate the indigenous cultures that existed prior to first contact.

For this reason we honour our traditions by living a life of gratitude, each day thanking the Creator for all our days, for all our laughs, for all our breaths, for all our relations. We honour our ancestors by asking permission to learn of our plight and purpose so that we may continue to follow the Creator’s original directions in an ever changing world. We honour our children by taking a long look behind us before taking a step forward. We honour our parents’ lineage by treating the body that they created with the upmost respect and care. We honour our destiny by using all we know and sacrificing all we have to protect all we love.

We acknowledge that our existence in this period of history affirms the harmonious nature in which our heritage asks us to live, so that one day we can share with the future generations and tell them, ‘That, young sacred spirits, is Native pride”.

I feel that this expresses such a different way of viewing the world from which we — the White man and woman = view it. In the first place it acknowledges that we are SPIRIT (souls) and NOT merely the ego/form in a body and in the second place it expresses the belief that we a part of the land we inhabit and at the same time there would seem to be an absence of anger , an acceptance, of being taken over by the white man.

PONDER POINTS: on reading this I felt …….my thoughts on reading this are …….



Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now

My writing is based on the understanding that ‘we’, (each of us individually) create our own reality through our feelings, thoughts and actions.