A Tribe Called Red
This song fills me with great joy
every single time I hear it,
every single time I watch the video.
It is filled with life and rebellion
and has the distinct feel of the sacred to me.
I live in southwestern Oregon,
once home to dozens of Indigenous tribes,
almost all massacred or driven out by white men.
I'm a white man,
and I live on their land.
I remind myself of that every day,
and I work every day to try to
belong to the land,
and to honor those to whom
it truly belongs.