Open Letter from a Capilano Indian: 'I Was Born 1,000 Years Ago.'
Open letter from a Capilano Indian:
"I was born 1,000 years ago'
My very good dear friends,
I was born a thousand years ago, born in a culture of bows and arrows. But within the span of half a lifetime I was flung across the ages to the culture of the atom bomb.
I was born when people loved nature and spoke to it as though it has a soul: I can remember going up Indian River with my father when I was very young. I can remember him watching the sunlight fires on Mount Pe-Ne-Ne. I can remember him singing his thanks to it as he often did, singing the Indian word "thanks' very vary softly.
And the new people came, more and more people …
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Publication information: Article title: Open Letter from a Capilano Indian: 'I Was Born 1,000 Years Ago.'. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: UNESCO Courier. Publication date: May-June 1986. Page number: 26. © 1984 UNESCO. COPYRIGHT 1986 Gale Group.
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