I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

“Whenever I am ready to rail at God,” Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor writes, “I find those moments of gratitude. Those moments of satisfaction and joy help sustain me through those horrific moments of loss or pain or defeat- to know those momentary joys is to feel the poke in the ribs from God, saying,’I’m here too.'”