When we sit down to eat, when we’re going to eat food, we do ceremony. We give thanks and honor to all the plants and animals that have given up their lives and their essences to nurture us, to nourish us. We need to pray with them and talk with them about it. We need to be conscious of what we are doing, at all times: when we are eating, when we get up in the morning, when we travel.
Northern Chumash Elder