Saturday, December 4, 2021

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From the Editorial Board

Happy Thanksgiving from our households to yours!

It’s time for our annual celebration of food and family!!! NEXT WEEK: Send in pictures of your Thanksgiving feast and we will print them in the paper!

The celebration of Thanksgiving is fraught. The event brings out the best and the worst in American history.

In our editor’s household, it’s a celebration of the diverse foods and cultures that make up America. In many Indigenous families, the event is not celebrated. After all, why celebrate the colonizers?

It’s our hope this Thanksgiving will be a day of remembrance and thanksgiving for you, a day for healing and hope.

Over the course of 2021, the staff of the West River Eagle has become more and more aware that our work is a ministry. The paper bears witness to the everyday occurrences of our town, and documents the impact of events in the wider world on our lives close to home.

There can be no greater example of this micro/macro relationship than the life and witness of Marcella Rose LeBeau, who left us this week to begin her journey.

Miss Marcella was always down to earth and loving. At the same time, she called everyone to their highest good by setting a sterling example. She will be missed and it’s impossible to begin to comprehend the loss just yet.

Whether you celebrate or not, be kind this week. Give thanks for your neighbor, for this land, for everyone who walks with us. Pay attention close to home. And also keep your eyes on the horizon. Good things are coming.

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