Day of Reflection, Gratitude, and Compassion

Today we at Jeannette Rankin Peace Center acknowledge that we are here in Missoula on lands stolen from Indigenous people by white European invaders. We honor the people of the Salish, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreille, Blackfeet and Shoshone tribes as we exist on lands that were theirs. I invite all of you to join in a moment of silence today honoring the Native American communities where you live. Thanksgiving has a complicated history for some and for others this year might be particularly bittersweet. That being said, today can still have a place for reflection, gratitude, and compassion as we break bread over zoom. The team at JRPC is eternally grateful for this incredible community and I want to extend a very large virtual hug to you all. For anyone feeling isolated or who is just generally struggling today, know you are appreciated and loved. – Carol