The Haudenosaunee Confederacy of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations in what is now upstate New York has been meeting for 1,000 years. United by a common goal to live in harmony, each meeting, large and small, is opened with the Thanksgiving Address. This enfolds each gathering in a culture of gratitude, the consciousness that the earth and its many manifestations continually gift us with abundance. With enough, a radical notion in our consumer society. The prayer also situates our individual lives and souls on an earth with no boundaries. The sun and rain shower us all, the winds cool every face, the ground supports every footstep. Our gratitude for these blessings reminds us, in turn, of our obligation to treasure and foster them, as they do us.