by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Honoring ancestors is an important part of many cultures, and one that dominant western (white) culture has lost touch with, especially with emphasis on individualism and autonomy. But, physically and spiritually we did not create ourselves and we can give thanks for the people who came before us, whether or not we know their names. We will also be considering the Iroquois philosophy of the 7th generation, remembering that we are not the end of the line.