The Gift

July 1, 2017

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The Red last evening.

Home is where the heart beats.

Here we breathe the air, drink the water and stand on the land that forms the very heart of Turtle Island. A place that has been witness to thousands of years of human interaction with It.

Today it remembers missing and murdered indigenous women. It remembers trade and life beneath the large skies of the plains. It remembers supremacy, violence, genocide and theft.

Today this urban land is home to the largest indigenous urban population anywhere. But has seen its collective fortunes drop faster than any other city in the “dominion”. Coincidence?

This land (earth, wind & fire):

It was stolen. Period.

Here is a nice little bit of journalism from that rag known as The Walrus. that might open your eyes and mind. If not, then you are simply part of the problem.

On this Queens’ country’s birthday, there is one gift that can be given and received…

~~~

This catchy little pop song from Canada’s centennial year reminds me how much I’ve grown over time. And how far I have to go.

From the band that “made enough money to buy Buffalo and half of Springfield”. Time to “give it back” It is possible. We’re going home.

Buffalo Springfield – On Our Way Home 1967

Yt post by 74sodapop

Local boy, Neil Young, who’s heart grew strong here in the center of Turtle Island (and who was a member of that iconic band above) covers the same song and then pleads with us to tell him why.

Yt post by bluearmy


[Verse]

C
Sailing heartships through
D
Broken harbours
Am7 (C)
Out on the waves
G (C)(G) C
In the night

C
Still the searcher must
D
Ride the dark horse
Am
Racing along
G
In his stride

[Chorus]

D Am7 C G C G D
Tell me why
Am7 C G
Tell me why

Bm C
Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself
D C
When you’re old enough to repay
Bm7 Em
But young enough to sell

C D Am7 (C) G

[Verse]

C
Tell me lies later
D
Come and see me
Am G
I’ll be around for a while
C
I am lonely but
D
You can free me
Am G
All in the way that you smile

[Chorus]

D Am7 C G C G D
Tell me why
Am7 C G
Tell me why

Bm C
Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself
D C
When you’re old enough to repay
Bm7 Em
But young enough to sell

C D Am7 (C) G
C D Am7 (C) G

[Chorus]

D Am7 C G C G D
Tell me why
Am7 C G
Tell me why

Bm C
Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself
D C
When you’re old enough to repay
Bm7 Em
But young enough to sell

C D Am7 (C) G (to fade)

notes:

The Bm7 xx4232 is suspect, try a straight D (works better
than A GM7)

Another local artist:

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