"We don't even pray over our food. We just eat it like it is ours. That's greedy. It is a gift." -- Arvol Looking Horse
"When one recites the Thanksgiving Address, the natural world is thanked." -- Some Old Mohawk
The traditional Iroquois Thanksgiving Address is a beautiful piece of oration. Handed down from time immemorial, the list of those greeted and thanked includes the earth, the water, the thunder, the medicine herbs and more. We felt it was about time someone added a few lines so that it includes items of our technological world that we are also thankful for.
In our digital video triptych, we sit before a feast of turkey, yams, squash, stuffing and cranberries and, following the form of the traditional Thanksgiving Address, we thank the Creator for some modern amenities.
Commissioned in December 2002 for the EAT issue of Horizon Zero
Originally Presented Online by Urban Shaman Gallery
Skawennati Tricia Fragnito - skawennati.com
Jason E. Lewis - obxlabs.net