Seven Generations and Reflections from a Delivery

Seven Generations and Reflections from a Delivery

There are lessons which stick with you your whole life, some you are taught when you are young, others you learn along life’s path.  And I was reminded of several of these two weeks ago.

I was taught that the best way to honor the Creator and to give thanks for the gifts I had been given was to give back to The People, to share what I had. And so, when a dear friend suggested I check out the community that had formed around Protect Native Elders, I suspected that this would be an opportunity to give back to the People.

I was also taught that a single stick can be easily bent, but bundled together they are strong enough to stand against the strongest wind.  And clearly the winds are blowing across the land, and now is a time for us all to bundle together to lend our strength to each other.

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Gratitude from the Tohono O’Odham Nation

Read this inspiring letter written to Protect Native Elders from Verlon Jose, Governor of the Traditional O’odham Leaders, President of PPEP First American Resources and Services, Former Vice Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Former Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Legislative Council.

An excerpt:

Nothing was reaching us until we found Protect Native Elders who offered rapid support. They delivered multiple shipments of masks and face shields helping to diminish the concerns of those working on the front lines. … One life is too many to lose. If we can protect and save one life at a time and many more by providing the basic need of Personal Protective Equipment and Food, we would have a better society in this world.

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