We should all reflect on what Independence Day means to our entire nation.
America was born as an idea, which is fairly unique among nations. But for those who already were guardians of this land, and who lived in greater harmony with it than we have managed, Independence Day is hardly that.
History and progress are complex. Enjoy the day but remember we are all interconnected. And the land belongs to no one, ultimately. We are lucky to enjoy it and its vast startling beauty.