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Generations Past

Seven Generations 2020

Many Native societies use the concept of seven generations to think about history and change. To know where you are, where you’ve been, and to know where you’re going, you must consider three generations in the past, three generations in the future, and the current generation standing in the middle of that lineage. You are the result of the three generations that came before you. Your actions today will impact the next three generations ahead of you.

From the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 up to our present day, Indigenous peoples in New Mexico and across North America have resisted colonizers’ attempts to exterminate them from the land. These past generations fought for a future they could not imagine and would not be around to witness. Contemporary Native activism was built on the foundations laid by those who fought to maintain their sovereignty, to have access to resources, and to survive. The fight has been ongoing, as the process of genocide has also been ongoing.

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Seven Generations 2020

Seven Generations 2020