I remember attending a Pow Wow in Ohio a few years back. Native people were doing dances around a circle while a bunch of white people like me watched. There were lots of dances, but one of the dances was a memorial for the veterans who fought for America during its various wars.
I got tired and sat down and so did a few other people. It was long. The announcer told us all to stand back up to honor the people who died for this country. I stood back up in pain, but made it through.
My point is, these people literally had their nation taken from them by force but now consider themselves Americans and honor the flag. They expect white people to honor their service just as much as any other American. They don't give you the option to sit down or take a knee.
What I found interesting about the Pow Wow, was its purpose. It is an attempt for many different native tribes to preserve their culture. Yet, in preserving their culture, they now incorporated their new American culture into mix, and now many join the military on behalf us all. WOW!
They were trying to preserve their culture, but as fellow Americans, not as people who view themselves as something other.
I found this powerful, so I stood.
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