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My grandmother’s people.  Hold on to the language.  ’The words are prayer…hold onto it like that…this is who we are, this is how we walk, this is how we pray, this is how we sing, this is how we talk to the trees, how we talk to the clouds.’  

Posted on April 27th, 2012
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