Our country is not what it could be. These lands are not ours.
Never have been, never will be.
How can we celebrate a day where blood was spilt, women were raped, children were stolen, the land was plundered?
Generations of wrongdoing cry out to us today, if we will only listen to them.
They cry to us through poverty, through enormous rates of unjust incarcerations, and those whose trauma continues every day.
There is great loss here.
There is great wrong.
And it conti