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The ways of the Honorable Harvest and The Thanksgiving Address 

The Honorable Harvest is a Native American canon of principles to live by: 
-Ask permission of the ones whose lives you seek. Abide by the answer.
-Never take the first. Never take the last.
-Harvest in a way that minimizes harm. 
-Take only what you need and leave some for others.
-Use everything that you take. 
-Take only that which is given to you. 
-Share it, as the Earth has shared with you. 
-Be grateful. 
-Reciprocate the gift.
-Sustain the ones who sustain you, and the Earth will last forever. 


The Thanksgiving Address is a Haudenosaunee address to all of our natural relations, known as "The Words That Come Before All Else."
The Thanksgiving Address PDF 

Earth messages featured in "Essential Voyage: Indigenous Wisdom Will Save Us All," by Hallie Sanclemente Morrison, (2022.)

Guard: "The Earth needs time to heal." 

Plants: "If you help heal us, we will help you heal." 


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