To introduce this short video here is a blessing for Oppressed Native People taken from Pierre Pradervand’s new book 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World.

“We bless our sisters and brothers whom we have so long considered “uncivilized” as stewards of immense wisdom which might one day be of great value for our own survival. We bless them in their capacity to combine with sensitivity and wisdom the best of their own traditions and the good that modern civilization can nevertheless bring to them. We bless ourselves in our ability to treat these peoples with the deepest respect we are capable of, and to repair to the utmost the harm already done so that together we may move, each in our own unique way, towards a world that works for all.”