Ribbon of Life

Remember the pretty pin I mentioned Kathy was wearing when we met a week ago? She sent me a couple of pins, along with the following taken from the January-February 2007 issue of Native Peoples:

A common ritual among American Indian tribes is the giving of a feather to a loved one, for marking important achievements in one’s life or as protection. Fittingly, a pink feather has recently been adopted as a symbol by the American Indian Advisory Council to the UC Davis Cancer Center to signify their message of breast health and and cancer prevention in Native communities. Kellie Stevens (Yerington Paiute) designed the Ribbon of Life feather. It can be found on free pins being distributed by the university and the Turtle Health Foundation.


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