This past Thursday I was with friends at the National Day of Mourning, in Plymouth, MA. For the 46+ year in a row Native Americans, their friends families and allies came together peacefully with the call for justice, recognition and respect. It was peaceful, beautiful--the weather was great. Buses came from two locations in New York City and Boston. One of the most frequent chants was "Free Leonard Peltier" followed by "Whose land is it?" and the answering call: "Our land" The kitchen staff had been working for most of the week, donations were strong and in the fight for justice and recognition community was strenghtened in hearts and spirits for all involved. My thanks to everyone I met, my deepest appreciation to the organizers and looking forward to achieving solid progress in the coming days, weerks and months.
Sports teams are the single greatest place where we still teach racism to our children, bring it into our homes and cities, profit from it and continue it!