On This November Day (A Native Child's Plea)

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:22 -- catroe

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On this November day, I want for my people.
I want our voices to be heard,
To be appreciated for our history, our present and our future.
I want for us all to stand as one for our rights.
I want this country to be filled with knowledge that we do exist.

On this November day, I need for my people.
I need for us to no longer be stepped on,
To no longer be looked over by the media, the government and the people.
I need for my culture to be shared everywhere.
I need for our children to be embraced by all and not for personal gain.

On this November day, I wish for my people.
I wish for our families to not be broken up,
To have my people no longer struggle in their homes.
I wish for us to feel and be supported in all ways.
I wish for our children to be taught our truth and language.

On this November day, I dream for my people.
I dream for our governments to be rid of corruption,
To be focused on the advancing of our people instead of the greed that was taught to us.
I dream that my people will feel fulfilled.
I dream that our country and people will always have a future.

On this November day, I am thankful for my people.
I am thankful that we have always shown compassion,
To have shown it to those who didn’t show it themselves.
I am thankful for our warriors and their feats of protection.
I am thankful for our strength in the most long and trying of times.

I want for my people.
I need for my people.
I wish for my people.
I dream for my people.
I am thankful for my people.

On this November day, what do you feel for my people?

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