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Native Americans are reshaping U.S. politics 400 years after the Mayflower

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower, an opportunity for reflection that has been swallowed up by the pandemic and division. But for the Native Americans who discovered the pilgrims standing on their shores, the pain remains the same. In other news: the Pope is an NBA stan, and be grateful you’re not Ron Howard this year.

But first, here’s your holiday of colonial oppression week in review, in Haiku.

“Enjoy your day of
colonial oppression!”
She laughed as she walked

away. It was the
day before Thanksgiving, and
I was on the Rez.

She took the meeting 
wearing an Aerosmith tee, 
and sunglasses she

never removed. She 
helped girls to save themselves by
teaching them to rock:

“’Open your mouth! MAKE
SOME NOISE!’” I tell them. ‘Take up 
space! Shout your power!’”

Take every chance you can to take good care of your power. We are so very grateful for all of you.

Ellen McGirt
@ellmcgirt
Ellen.McGirt@fortune.com

Lyron Foster is a Hawaii based African American Musician, Author, Actor, Blogger, Filmmaker, Philanthropist and Multinational Serial Tech Entrepreneur.

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