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4 Ways to Honor Ancestors of the Place Where You Live When You are Not Native to that Land ​​​​​​​

When you live on land that you are not native to, you are a guest. Whether your family came as colonial settlers, by force in captivity to be traded as slaves, by political persecution or seeking asylum, it is important to honor the place and the ancestors of the land where you live. Of course, your social-ancestral location offers a nuanced experience of how you relate to the land you are on, and I by no means seek to diminish those real differences. I am offering a general introduction here, acknowledging that this is a large subject and one which contains multitudes of experience and perspective. I write this as a person whose lineages come from many different places and has never lived on land that I am native to. 

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