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Eulogy for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Eulogy for the World’s Indigenous Peoples Written for the United Nations Year of Indigenous Peopl1 e99 s, 3 Singing of yo u is singing of the la nd of the rivers on the l and and of those countless dwellings that belong to humanity Understanding yo u is understanding lif e and the reasons for reproduction and multip lication Who knows how many races with unknown na mes have lived on this earth Taking pity on yo u is taking pity on oursel ves and on our shared pain and sor row People see us riding horses and eventually disapp earing in the center of so-called civilized cities Touching yo u is touching the conscience of huma nity It’s touching humanity’s scales of good an d evil For so many centuries, history has proven that the per secution suffered by Indigenous peoples has been the cruelest Blessing you is blessing corn, blessing buckwheat, and blessing po tatoes It’s blessing the oldest grains in the w orld Because of this, there’s no reason not to fully oer t ff he li ves and dreams given by our mothers for the peace, freedom, and ju stice of humanity Jidi Majia 71 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Eulogy for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Manoa , Volume 30 (1) – Sep 21, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

Written for the United Nations Year of Indigenous Peopl1 e99 s, 3 Singing of yo u is singing of the la nd of the rivers on the l and and of those countless dwellings that belong to humanity Understanding yo u is understanding lif e and the reasons for reproduction and multip lication Who knows how many races with unknown na mes have lived on this earth Taking pity on yo u is taking pity on oursel ves and on our shared pain and sor row People see us riding horses and eventually disapp earing in the center of so-called civilized cities Touching yo u is touching the conscience of huma nity It’s touching humanity’s scales of good an d evil For so many centuries, history has proven that the per secution suffered by Indigenous peoples has been the cruelest Blessing you is blessing corn, blessing buckwheat, and blessing po tatoes It’s blessing the oldest grains in the w orld Because of this, there’s no reason not to fully oer t ff he li ves and dreams given by our mothers for the peace, freedom, and ju stice of humanity Jidi Majia 71

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 21, 2018

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