Thanksgiving Message from the 24th Navajo Nation Council

Speaker Seth Damon and the 24th Navajo Nation Council present the following assertion to commemorate the Thanksgiving vacation:

Yá’át’ééh Keshmesh Yazhi. Our Indigenous individuals had been right here in thriving communities lengthy earlier than this nationwide vacation, and we’re nonetheless right here since time immemorial. We are reminded of our resiliency as the Navajo individuals as we struggle collectively to defeat this pandemic. It is thru our conventional songs, ceremonies, and our prayers that sustains us at this time.

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Our compassion and religion as Diné persons are the true power and great thing about the Navajo Nation. Let us come collectively safely as household and associates throughout Thanksgiving to share appreciation for the many blessings given to us. Use this time to get pleasure from some turkey and mutton, cheer in your soccer group, and collect in fellowship together with your relations.

We ship safety prayers to all our warriors round the world. It is thru the bravery of our Navajo Code Talkers and the distinguished service of our women and men in uniform serving abroad at this time that permits us to have our freedoms. Let it’s remembered for generations how a lot our Sovereign Nation has contributed to the numerous historical past of the United States of America. 

We now give due to the Holy People for safeguarding our connection to our sacred land, air, water, and all dwelling beings on Níhímá Nahasdzáán, our Mother Earth. During occasions of nice problem or occasions of calm, there are causes for every of us to be grateful this 12 months.

May the Creator present us steerage and hold us secure as one Navajo household. Ahéhee’

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