We arrived in the Sierras Nevada after a 12 hour drive from Arizona and we couldn’t have received a warmer welcome. After 6 days of sleeping in tents without showers, we were extremely thankful to have our own beds and hot water. On the morning of Day 7, we were able to finally meet Kin-sin-ta, Thomas, Na-Tes, and Kris. They introduced the topics we would be exploring this week some of which include the history of indigenous people in America, white colonialism, and just sharing their narrative (one that I believe none of us learned in school).
A prevalent sentiment among the group was privilege and honor to be here and just listen to their stories. In the two days we’ve met with them we’ve had serious and sometimes difficult conversations on race in America and our own privilege and unpacking the oppression that this country was founded on and is still at the heart of society. Personally, I am super excited right now. This is what I was most looking forward to on our itinerary and the conversations we’ve been having give me a lot of hope for the future.
(Written on day 8)
P.S. Hi fam and friends love you 🙂