Walk in Beauty America Indigenous Rising

erica pinto

In the new year it is imperative that we stand together and treat each other with kindness and respect. The year 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for us all. I've done some much reflecting in the time spent alone, which time spent alone, which was most of the year given the shelter in place. I know our American Indian people struggle with the lack of gatherings, because we are social beings. Our gatherings are centered around affection, food and stories. This pandemic has brought to the forefront areas where we need support, and most importantly where we need to support one another. We are all struggling in some form or another. No matter what our beliefs (religious, social or political) or those of our fellow beings, we need to be accepting, respectful and sensitive of all people. In the new year, my hope is that this pandemic has been an awakening for us all. The time is now to be kind, the time is now to be open and make changes, in ourselves and our communities that will improve the lives of all on this planet. It is only by working together that we will see these changes. Happy New Year to all, may the creator bless the people and our communities to create healthy, stronger, inclusive places where we can exist in peace with each other.

Respectfully, Erica M. Pinto,
Chairwoman Jamul Indian Village
P. O. Box 612, Jamul, CA 91935
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