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Ga lu lo hi gi ni du da
Sky our grandfather
Nu da wa gi ni li si
Moon our grandmother
E lo hi gi ne tse
Earth our Mother
Ga li e li ga
I am thankful
Si gi ni gé yu
We love each other
O sa li he li ga
We are grateful
Source: Manataka American Indian Council.
Reminds me in a twisted, ironic way of a Kinky Friedman one-liner: Q: What’s the Native American Thanksgiving Prayer? A: Thanks for nothin.
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Thank you, Sara! I love this prayer for it’s simplicity and clarity.
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