Thanksgiving comes again this year

Posted 11/27/19

November 28 on my 2019 calendar tells me so. Although, I prefer to refer to it as “Gratitude to our Native American Brothers and Sisters Day.”And at this moment we can be grateful for …

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Thanksgiving comes again this year

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November 28 on my 2019 calendar tells me so. Although, I prefer to refer to it as “Gratitude to our Native American Brothers and Sisters Day.”
And at this moment we can be grateful for Native people all over the world taking action to address our climate crisis.
In our own state capital, protectors of the Salish Sea have camped out on the traditional Sta’chas village site, now known as the Washington State Capitol, since Sept. 24. Several hundred Native Americans and supporters, as part of the Global Climate Strike, walked 46 miles, four days and four hours, from the Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas construction site to request a meeting with Governor Inslee asking that he join in the worldwide movement of declarations of a climate emergency.
We can also be grateful for Port Townsend citizen Warren Shelly-Rose (of Eastern Cherokee descent), who walked and camped with these committed Native American leaders. All races need to hear and learn earthcare from the wisdom of Natives who have stewarded this land for centuries before Europeans arrived.
Warren has brought this request to Port Townsend City Council, “Let us declare a climate emergency and work to address the current climate crisis locally!”
Across the world, cities and countries are declaring a “Climate Emergency” and taking action to care for our precious Earth.
We can each take action individually. If you feel strongly that action is needed now to protect our Earth and our own lives, I invite you to take action in one of two ways: Call Gov. Inslee to support the Protectors of the Salish Sea’s encampment in Olympia. For more information: facebook.com/ProtectorsOfTheSalishSea
Join Warren (atharvan@gmail.com) and I (solriou@gmail.com) in asking Port Townsend City Council to make a “Declaration of Climate Emergency.”
In gratitude for democracy,
Sol Riou
Port Townsend

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Justin Hale

"Warren has brought this request to Port Townsend City Council, “Let us declare a climate emergency and work to address the current climate crisis locally!”..... I totally agree, act locally, act individually. We should all do what we can to clean up our act.

"a meeting with Governor Inslee asking that he join in the worldwide movement of declarations of a climate emergency."..... Totally disagree. In my experience, most people advocating for the Paris accords or the Green New Deal haven't even read the documents. Kind of ironic, native people going to the White man to solve their problems.....

Wednesday, November 27
T0n Can

I'm with Sol, Greta Thunberg and the many others concerned with the future of an Earth already headed for destruction. The handwriting already is on the wall and the difficult challenge already is facing our children and grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 27
Tom Camfield

I guess you can see that my biggest problem from my recent medical mishap is manipulating a computer keyboard. Just hit the keyboard above in the wrong place at the wrong moment.

Wednesday, November 27
Justin Hale

Tom, I'm convinced that my computer is so old it's getting dementia, and sometimes has it in for me.

As far as saving the Earth goes, It has been my experience that far too many people are quick to point out things that need fixing but slow on the fixing.

I'd like to see more community based efforts to actually clean up our environment, such as a pledge to not use/ban Round-up, proper disposal and recycling stations in every community, and just what are we supposed to do with the plastics we can't recycle? If we don't clean up on the local level no amount of taxpayer dollars spent on "developing nations", as prescribed in both the GND and the Paris Accords, will amount to anything.

Wednesday, November 27
Gary Novak

I agree with the Republicans. Climate change is a hoax by the Chinese to try to get the USA to clean our air and water when everyone knows that is bad for profits. Let's roll back all Obama efforts for a healthier environment. Why should the State of Washington clean up when Kentucky gets to pollute it's rivers and air. It is not fair! Make America Dirty Again!

Thursday, November 28