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12/3/2019

article Jamestown Settlement to hold commemoration of 1619 Thanksgiving held by Virginia colonists
(Virginia) -- Popular American folklore holds the Pilgrims of Massachusetts held the first Thanksgiving in English North America. But in Virginia, a group of English...

11/30/2019

article Colin Kaepernick speaks at Native American 'Un-Thanksgiving Day' held on Alcatraz
(California) -- Colin Kaepernick spent the holiday at a Native American 'Un-Thanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz, later criticizing the US government 'for stealing...
article Native Americans from across New England gather in Plymouth for National Day of Mourning
(Massachusetts) -- As we mark Thanksgiving, many are also marking the 50th National Day of Mourning. It's a day Native Americans recognize the oppression of their...
article LETTER: Don't compare American sins against Native Americans to the Holocaust
(Oklahoma) -- Nick Alexandrov reminds us that Thanksgiving is the time for serving up liberal helpings of virtue signaling alongside the yams (“Remember the bloody...

11/29/2019

article Tisquantum: The Native American horticulturalist who rescued the Pilgrims PART 2
(Massachusetts) -- A Pawtuxet Wampanoag Indian named Tisquantum may very well have been the first American ambassador. His story begins during the summer of 1605, when...
article Celebration or day of mourning? The fascinating true story of the first Thanksgiving
(Massachusetts) -- Can you name the Native American tribe with whom the Pilgrims shared America’s first Thanksgiving? Can you name the country from which the...
article Indigenous Resistance Just Might Save Us All
(Indian Country) -- Thanksgiving is one of the great foundational myths of the United States, turning a single gathering of indigenous people in Massachusetts with...

11/28/2019

article A Native American's perspective on Thanksgiving
(Iowa) -- While many of us celebrate this day of giving thanks, others also reflect on the history of the holiday. Some indigenous people like Jo Ironshield, the co-...
article Carrie Baker: Invisible no more: Native American women and girls on Thanksgiving
(Massachusetts) -- 2019 has been a groundbreaking year for Native American women. In January, Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo woman from New Mexico, and Sharice Davids, a...
article Our History Is the Future: Lakota Historian Nick Estes on Thanksgiving & Indigenous Resistance
(New Mexico) -- Lakota historian Nick Estes talks about Thanksgiving and his book “Our History Is the Future.” He is a co-founder of the indigenous...
article Some Native Americans are taking on the Thanksgiving myth — by pushing for a more inclusive understanding of the past
(Connecticut) -- Come November, the great hall in Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, the largest Native American museum in the world,...
article Native Americans Have Little to Celebrate on Thanksgiving
(Massachusetts) -- While I have been researching and writing a Wampanoag-centered history of Plymouth Colony and the Thanksgiving holiday, my conversations with Native...
article The First Thanksgiving: A Temporary Peace between Puritans and Tribes
(Massachusetts) -- In the fall of 1621, English settlers at Plymouth marked their first harvest and began stockpiling food for the winter: cod, bass and other fish,...
article What’s the Thanksgiving story from the perspective of Native Americans?
(Massachusetts) -- At noon on Thanksgiving, a group of Native Americans and their allies will gather at Cole’s Hill above Plymouth Rock, next to a statue of...
article Native Americans want to change how Thanksgiving is taught
(Indiana) -- Thanksgiving for a lot of people means being with family, giving thanks and lots of food. But it’s a tradition many Native Americans find problematic...
article Thanksgiving, thankfulness isn't 'owned by any particular group,' says UWindsor Indigenous scholar
(Windsor) -- Andrea Sullivan-Clarke doesn't believe that any one particular group of people has a monopoly on being thankful. Still, ask the University of Windsor...

11/27/2019

article Here’s Where Trump Got the Idea That “Some People” Want to Change the Name of Thanksgiving
(Washington D.C.) -- At a rally yesterday, President Trump gave his fans the red meat they craved: “You know, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving,...
article This Thanksgiving, join Native Americans in fighting for the future of salmon
(California) -- Like the Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock, the early colonizers of San Francisco relied on Native Americans for food and water. In November 1769,...
article COMMENTARY: As a Lakota Native, this year I want you to give thanks for the truth
(California) -- "Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again when the leaves have fallen, daylight savings is giving us all seasonal affective disorder, and...
article COMMENTARY: Healing From Colonization on Thanksgiving and Beyond
(USA) -- Edgar Villanueva and Hilary Giovale share an ancestral bond that is far from unique, but one that is rarely acknowledged. Edgar is a member of the Lumbee Tribe...
article In 1621, the Wampanoag Tribe Had Its Own Agenda
(Massachusetts) -- In the familiar American account of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, the Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth were pious English refugees, one of many...
article The first Thanksgiving: Rethinking the feast at Plymouth, Massachusetts nearly 400 years ago
(Massachusetts) -- Before they're served piles of turkey and pie, kids often hear the story of the first Thanksgiving – how Pilgrims and native Americans came...
article The Horrible History of Thanksgiving
(New York) -- When I was a child, Thanksgiving was simple. It was about turkey and dressing, love and laughter, a time for the family to gather around a feast and be...

11/26/2019

article School changes course on Native American powwow and dress-up day amid backlash: 'No to redface'
(Alabama) -- When Alabama mom Apryl Arthurs received a note from her son’s kindergarten teacher saying the children would celebrate Thanksgiving at school by...
article VOICES: Do American Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?
(Washington D.C.) -- When I think back about my earliest memories of elementary school, I remember being asked to bring a brown paper sack to class so that it could be...
article What should Native Americans give thanks for this Thanksgiving?
(USA) -- American Thanksgiving is typically seen as a celebration of the co-operation between the English who settled the continent and the natives who helped them grow...
article Native Americans to Hold 50th Gathering of Grief in Plymouth, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Happy Thanksgiving to you in the land your forefathers stole. That's the in-your-feast message Native Americans are preparing to send as they...
article No Thanks: Native Americans Mark Thanksgiving With Sadness
(Massachusetts) -- While the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, some Americans are marking the day with sadness. The United American Indians of New...
article The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue
(Massachusetts) -- In Thanksgiving pageants held at schools across the United States, children don headdresses colored with craft-store feathers and share tables with...
article Trump 'Founders' proclamation another attempt to erase Native American history, tribal academics say
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has continued with the tradition established by the late George H.W. Bush in 1990 to declare November national Native...
article No thanks: Native Americans to hold 50th gathering of grief
(Massachusetts) -- Happy Thanksgiving to you in the land your forefathers stole. That’s the in-your-feast message Native Americans are preparing to send as they...

11/25/2019

article 3 Indigenous Chefs Talk About What Thanksgiving Means to Them
(Washington) -- We asked these members of I-Collective, an organization of indigenous chefs and activists, how they're spending Thanksgiving. Let’s take a...
article For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving oversimplifies and idealizes a complicated and shameful part of history
(Wisconsin) -- Jean Leon Gerome Ferris’ "The First Thanksgiving, 1621" is one of the most recognizable images associated with the fall holiday. The painting re-imagines...
article Here Are Ten Indigenous Organizations To Give Back To This Thanksgiving
(Worldwide) -- Thanksgiving can feel like a rather loaded holiday, particularly if you are a part of (or are empathetic to) the Native American community. The...
article OP/ED: Remember the true history of colonization this Thanksgiving
(California) -- White people need to be better about acknowledging the true history of this country and the relationship between our ancestors and indigenous people....
article What Kids In Portland Public Schools Learn About Thanksgiving: ‘War Crimes’ And Racism
(Oregon) -- Pity the poor child in Portland, Oregon, schools. While many still think of Thanksgiving as a time to come together with family and friends to celebrate our...
article For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
(Massachusetts) -- As residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts, prepared for a dinner in 1970 to mark the Mayflower landing, a leader of the tribe that had feasted with the...
article Local elementary school cancels Native American dress-up
(Alabama) -- This year kindergartners at a local elementary school won’t be dressing up as Native Americans to learn about the culture. A letter from the principal...
article Native American Playwright Larissa FastHorse Taking Down White Wokeness
(California) -- Award-winning writer, Larissa Fasthorse is serving up some holiday satire in her latest project. As a Native American playwright, she skewers the...
press release Nation Celebrates Its 399th Annual Feast
(USA) -- In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this...

11/24/2019

article For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
(Massachusetts) -- As residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts, prepared for a dinner in 1970 to mark the Mayflower landing, a leader of the tribe that had feasted with the...
article How does an 81-foot-tall monument to the Pilgrims become invisible?
(Massachusetts) -- Here in the hometown of Thanksgiving, where tourists are so eager to gobble up anything Mayflower that they jostle for views of a boulder and leave...
article One group remembers injustices against Native Americans
(Massachusetts) -- For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a day to counts blessings, spend time with family. But for many Native Americans, the day has a different...
article Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday, say some Native leaders
(Massachusetts) -- The story of Thanksgiving often told to elementary students is one of friendship and festivities shared between Pilgrims, new immigrants to American...
article Digging deeper into Thanksgiving
(Wyoming) -- We are coming up on one of America’s favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is dedicated to spending time with family and being grateful for what we have...
article SNL: First Thanksgiving
(New York) -- Pocahontas’ (Melissa Villaseñor) boyfriend, John Smith (Beck Bennett), comes over for Thanksgiving dinner with her family (Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph...

11/23/2019

article Madison County mother keeps kindergartner home from school over planned Native American activities
(Alabama) -- A Madison County mother kept her son home from kindergarten because of “racist” Native American themed activities her teacher planned. Apryl...
article Native American costumes for Thanksgiving draw parent complaint at Alabama school
(Alabama) -- One mother in Madison County this week complained to school officials that encouraging elementary students to “dress in Native American attire"...

11/22/2019

article Thanksgiving dinner 2019: 37 options for meals at Southern California casinos
(California) -- If the thought of thawing a frozen turkey, cooking sides and baking pies fills you with terror, you could always skip it, and eat out for Thanksgiving...
press release Nation Celebrates Its 399th Annual Feast
(USA) -- In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony — held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this...

11/21/2019

article ‘I Was Teaching a Lot of Misconceptions.’ The Way American Kids Are Learning About the 'First Thanksgiving' Is Changing
(USA) -- On a recent Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., about two dozen secondary-and-elementary-school teachers experienced a role reversal. This time, it was their...
article Native Americans raised turkeys long before the first Thanksgiving.
(Florida) -- Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America's classic holiday meal. Florida State University...
article Myths of the First Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Harvest festivals were common events in Native American and European cultures well before the 1600’s. Why did the harvest festival of 1621 become “...
article BOOK REVIEW: ‘This Land is Their Land’ a sobering correction of the Thanksgiving myth
(Massachusetts) -- A few years ago, I happened to wander through Burr’s Hill Park in Warren, R.I., without quite registering where I was. Evidence of the town...

11/19/2019

article COLUMN: The Genocide of Native American Peoples Continues
(USA) -- Thanksgiving… Feathers. Moccasins. War Paint. Battle Cries. Arrows. We only had to be quiet momentarily. Once we got done with the pilgrims, we could...

11/18/2019

article COMMENTARY: The irony of Thanksgiving
(North Carolina) -- I think it is a little ironic that Native American Heritage Month is the same month as Thanksgiving. For many Native Americans, the day is a reminder...
article The Invention of Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Autumn is the season for Native America. There are the cool nights and warm days of Indian summer and the genial query “What’s Indian about this...

11/7/2019

article Review: The politics of Thanksgiving, served up as lukewarm satire
(California) -- The premise of Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play” may be the work’s zingiest asset. Four adults on a difficult...

11/5/2019

article Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse is taking down white wokeness
(California) -- Playwright Larissa FastHorse is sorry for ruining your Thanksgiving. Even though she loves the holiday people associate with food and family, her...

10/30/2019

article Indigenous Playwright Larissa FastHorse Setting The Table With Truths In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
(New York) -- Playwright Larissa Fasthorse is having one hell of a year. Her THE THANKSGIVING PLAY has already been produced in various cities across the United States...

11/27/2018

article Celtics star Kyrie Irving apologizes for saying ‘f— Thanksgiving’ after loss to Knicks
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Celtics star guard Kyrie Irving apologized for his brash comments following his team’s Wednesday night loss to the New York Knicks.
article Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: Let's decolonize another American holiday
(USA) -- Every year, more Americans opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving. Others heavily consider it. Maybe it’s because they don’t have friends and family to...

11/23/2018

article As A Native American, Here’s What I Want My Fellow Americans To Know About Thanksgiving
(California) -- Native Americans don’t just live on reservations, we live in cities, and we live internationally. I grew up in the Silicon Valley of California. I...
article Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with day of mourning
(USA) -- Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans, who are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning...
article Reality bites: Did the Lost Colony have Thanksgiving dinner? Probably not
(North Carolina) -- Like their buckle-hatted neighbors to the north, the pilgrims of the Lost Colony faced strife and misfortune in the New World, enduring scarce food...
article 10 Films That Show How the U.S. Has Mistreated Native Americans and Alaska Natives
(Hollywood) -- For the most part, everything that people are typically taught about Thanksgiving is wrong — unless craft hour is skipped over and they're...
article Prevett: Most Native Americans say the Thanksgiving history is wrong, view day in mourning
(Oklahoma) -- During the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag sat down to eat a meal that became known as the first Thanksgiving. They ate turkey, pumpkin and...
article Kyrie Irving said he meant no disrespect by saying ‘f--- Thanksgiving’
(Massachusetts) -- It’s been a frustrating season so far for the Boston Celtics, who sit in a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference at 9-9, and things...
article Kyrie Irving: Thanksgiving comments made out of frustration
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has tweeted about his profane dismissal of Thanksgiving following Wednesday's game, saying he went too far with...

11/22/2018

article Long-lost Native American Sisters Reunite for a Joyous Thanksgiving
(Oklahoma) -- There wasn’t much for a lonely American sailor to do on leave in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1966. The land of fire and ice seemed like galaxies away from...
article Homegrown history / The dishes on your Thanksgiving table have deep, indigenous roots beyond the first feast
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude for our friends and family, for life events — and for food. Lots of food. We Americans will more than...
article In Plymouth, Native Americans Mark Thanksgiving With Day Of Mourning
(Massachusetts) -- Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans, who are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of...
article The Native American perspective on Thanksgiving
(North Dakota) -- Thanksgiving brings some great holiday traditions, like cooking and spending time with family and friends, and sharing stories of when the pilgrims...
article This Thanksgiving, read a Native American poet’s song of healing
(USA) -- In many elementary schools across the country, students have stuck feathers on brown paper sacks to make Native American headdresses, carefully cut out patterns...
article 'Will & Grace' Star Debra Messing Stirs up Twitter After Acknowledging Thanksgiving as a Reminder of Native American Genocide
(Hollywood) -- Debra Messing celebrated Thanksgiving on social media, but also stirred the pot among her followers when she brought up a cruel reality about the holiday...
article A Thanksgiving bonfire at dawn: celebrating Native American resistance on Alcatraz
(California) -- At 4.30am on Thanksgiving morning, the sun had yet to rise over Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Yet more than 5,000 people were gathered in a...
article Indianapolis woman offers Native American perspective on Thanksgiving
(Indiana) -- An Indianapolis woman is challenging the traditional narrative of Thanksgiving after RTV6 reached out for a Native American perspective on the holiday.
article Kyrie Irving walks back his Thanksgiving comment
(Massachusetts) -- Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving finished his postgame interview session after his team’s ugly 117-109 loss to the Knicks Wednesday night and...
article Montana schools aim to teach accurate Thanksgiving, move away from stereotypical Pilgrims and Indians
(Montana) -- Kim Busch took a quick poll of her fifth-grade students at Big Sky Elementary about what jumps to mind when they think about Thanksgiving. “Most of my...
article Not everyone celebratesThanksgiving: The view from the 'other' side of the table
(Pennsylvania) -- In 1621, Pilgrims in the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts marked a harvest with a three-day celebration which history says also was attended by members...
article Indigenous chef Sean Sherman wants to you to know the truth behind Thanksgiving
(Minnesota) -- In elementary school, Sean Sherman did what most kids do before the Thanksgiving holiday. He and his classmates made paper cutouts of turkeys, pilgrim...
article What Educators Need To Know About Teaching Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Large community potlucks and school plays where students dress up as Pilgrims and Indians help students learn the familiar story of the very first Thanksgiving...

11/21/2018

article SMITH: Indigenous people are an indivisible part of America
(Washington D.C.) -- According to National Museum of the American Indian curator Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), the most American thing ever is, in fact, American Indians...
article Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving: '(Expletive) Thanksgiving'
(Massachusetts) -- Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving had finished talking about the team's frustrating 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks and was making his way out...
article How Native Americans spend Thanksgiving: “This is a time that is a funeral for a lot of us”
(USA) -- When we think of Thanksgiving, we often think of it as a time of celebration. We commemorate the holiday with turkeys, football games and online shopping deals...
article How to Be an Indigenous Ally for Thanksgiving (And Beyond)
(California) -- Despite the school system’s darndest attempts to cleanse the history of America’s treatment of indigenous people, Americans are increasingly...
article Thanksgiving Commemorates ‘Most Brutal Genocide the World Has Ever Seen’
(USA) -- With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s important to remember that the story generally tossed around, which is that the local Native Americans taught...

11/20/2018

article That now-famous Plymouth gathering didn’t jump-start Thanksgiving
(USA) -- The story of Thanksgiving in America is, well, complicated. There’s what we know for sure (very little, to be honest), what we don’t know (quite a...
article How teachers are debunking some of the myths of Thanksgiving
(USA) -- School children in the U.S. often celebrate Thanksgiving by dressing up as pilgrims and “Indians.” But these traditions tend to perpetuate myths...
article Making Indian headdresses in school is a terrible way to teach kids about Thanksgiving
(USA) -- My heart sank the minute I saw the construction paper “Native American headband” in my son’s preschool cubby. Right away, I knew I’d...
article Native Group Seeks Truthful Telling of Pilgrim and Indian History
(Massachusetts) -- In the year 1620, Native Americans met the English settlers who arrived in the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Those settlers, known as Pilgrims,...
article ROLO: Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective
(Minnesota) -- Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite all our social ills and battles with state and the...
article “We are still alive”: How Native communities grapple with Thanksgiving’s colonial legacy
(New Mexico) -- On Thursday, Andi Murphy will get together with family and eat what she describes as “the usual Thanksgiving fare—dry turkey, gravy, mashed...
article How Addams Family Values taught me the racist Thanksgiving history I never learned in school
(Hollywood) -- Every Thanksgiving, I recall a song for the holiday. One of the lyrics is: “Eat us because we’re good and dead…chop off our legs and...
article The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell Is a Harmful Lie. As a Native American, I’ve Found a Better Way to Celebrate the Holiday
(Minnesota) -- Every November, I get asked an unfortunate, loaded question: “You’re a Native American—what do you eat on Thanksgiving?” My answer...

11/19/2018

article 400 years after Pilgrim landing, natives finally being heard
(Massachusetts) -- The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the...
article The site of the REAL first Thanksgiving
(Virginia) -- Archaeologists have discovered 400-year-old artifacts that could point to the location of the first Thanksgiving in America – an event that took...
article What Does Thanksgiving Mean To Local Native People?
(Washington D.C.) -- What does Thanksgiving mean to local native people? Is it a time for celebration or a somber remembrance of the past? We’ll hear the...
article "Unthanksgiving" on Alcatraz
(California) -- Every year since 1975 the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony has taken place on Alcatraz Island on Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day. Native...
article National Day of Mourning: How many Native Americans observe Thanksgiving
(USA) -- For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate with food, family, and friends. But for many Native Americans, many of whom think of the day in terms of...
article 7 things you might not know about the history of Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Why does America celebrate Thanksgiving and when was the first Thanksgiving? Was turkey always on the menu? Here, we bring you the facts about the history of...

11/18/2018

article As Thanksgiving looms, Provo school district working to tell true narratives around Native Americans
(Utah) -- About 90 percent of the lessons plans about Native Americans teachers have shown to Meredith Lam this year have needed to be reworked. But she’s fine...
article Native Americans Reveal Their Secrets To Preventing Forest Fires And More
(USA) -- Whether we know it or not, we owe aspects of our government, our respect for our environment, and even our identity to the diverse Native American cultures who...
article Voltoline: Dispelling Thanksgiving’s whitewashed history
(Florida) -- American Indians in Gainesville are preparing to face another national holiday that appropriates their cultural history — Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving...

11/17/2018

article Homegrown history: The dishes on your Thanksgiving table have deep, indigenous roots beyond the first feast
(USA) -- Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude for our friends and family, for life events — and for food. Lots of food. We Americans will more than double our daily...

11/16/2018

article Colonists at the First Thanksgiving Were Mostly Men Because Women Had Perished
(Massachusetts) -- As families around the country prepare to gather with family, eat turkey and perhaps partake in some Black Friday shopping, they might be surprised to...
article TOMMY ORANGE: Why Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a celebration: a Native American writer’s take
(New Mexico) -- It’s that time of year again. As the season turns, so does our attention to Native Americans. It’s Native American Heritage Month, and...
article College's posts push anti-Thanksgiving message
(Massachusetts) -- Merrimack College says it's considering more stringent social media policies after a student posted from the library's accounts this week...

11/15/2018

article How an Unremarkable “Brunch in the Forest” Turned Into the Thanksgiving We Know
(USA) -- Native Americans are only one percent of the population, but their images are on our boxes of butter and cornstarch. Their names are used to sell motorcycles...

11/5/2018

article Review: In ‘The Thanksgiving Play,’ Who Gets Roasted?
(New York) -- Just because a target’s too easy doesn’t mean it won’t make a satisfying meal. Take turkeys, or the holiday they stand for. In Larissa...

12/1/2017

article Genocidal U.S. Thanksgiving Celebrated Even in Cambodia
(Cambodia) -- A table was set up for two, an advertisement table, a table with a photo of a giant turkey, two elegant plates, and a U.S. flag sticking out into the air...
article Indian Country News: Thanksgiving edition
(Indian Country) -- For many in Indian Country, fall can be a bitter reminder of both the atrocities of the past and their modern day distortion in the national...

11/25/2017

article Gaming shares jump in value as US stocks set more record highs after Thanksgiving
(Las Vegas) -- U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with...

11/24/2017

article Colin Kaepernick Participates in 'Unthanksgiving Day'
(California) -- "And realizing that we're in this fight together makes us all the more powerful". On Thanksgiving Day, Alcatraz Island is usually closed to...
article Kaepernick Visits Native Americans On Alcatraz Island
(California) -- Colin Kaepernick continued to show that he's a man of the people when he made a decision to participate in an annual day of remembrance. GQ's...

11/23/2017

article Native Americans marking Thanksgiving with day of mourning
(Massachusetts) -- Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning...
article Thanksgiving 2017: Native American chefs say their indigenous foods are not a trend to be co-opted
(USA) -- Earlier this fall, Karlos Baca, an indigenous food activist known for cooking beautiful foraged meals using traditional Native American ingredients and cooking...
article Efforts to teach Native American history may change the way we talk about Thanksgiving
(California) -- When Native American families consider the holidays, Columbus Day gets an overwhelming thumbs down, but Thanksgiving rates an ambivalent "maybe....
article How Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving? U.S. Holiday A Day of Mourning for Indigenous Peoples
(USA) -- While for most Americans, Thanksgiving Day is for feasting, football and giving thanks, for Native Americans, it is a reminder of dead ancestors, racial slurs...
article It's time to start paying attention to indigenous foods — especially on Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Everyone knows the elementary school version of the first Thanksgiving: English Pilgrims and people of the Wampanog nation sat down together for a feast...
article What does a Shinnecock Thanksgiving look like?
(New York) -- Every November, the Shinnecocks of Long Island gather together at the community center on the Indian reservation in Southampton to celebrate Thanksgiving....
article Where are the voices of indigenous people in the Thanksgiving story?
(Maine) -- Thanksgiving is an important time, when schools teach the story of who we are and where we come from as a nation. My own students have told me about the...
article Colin Kaepernick visits Alcatraz to support a Native American protest
(California) -- Former 49ers quarterback and walking political flashpoint Colin Kaepernick received honorary eagle feathers as he attended the annual Indigenous People...
article MAHER: For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year
(USA) -- "Do Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?" I am asked this question at least once every fall. Which, by the way, is too many times. The answer is that my...

11/22/2017

article Thanksgiving’s hidden past: Plymouth in 1621 wasn’t close to being the first celebration
(Massachusetts) -- You probably know by now that a lot of the American history we were taught in elementary school was bunk. Christopher Columbus didn’t actually...
article Culture, history and cuisine come together at this Native Thanksgiving dinner
(Connecticut) -- The smell of seafood, fried breads and freshly baked pies filled chef Sherry Pocknett’s kitchen at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut...
article Native American Chefs Gather in New York City to Rewrite Thanksgiving History
(New York) -- This Thanksgiving night, there’s a chance to be a part of a Thanksgiving feast that is not a Thanksgiving feast at all. It will be the opposite, in...
article Over 200 American Indian Tribes Gather for Thanksgiving
(California) -- As families and friends sit down Thursday to give thanks, American Indians across the country are also getting together to remember their traditions and...
article Teaching visitors about Native American cuisine
(Washington D.C.) -- Showcasing food is an indispensable part of telling stories about different cultures, says chef Freddie Bitsoie. “For centuries, Western...
article Thanksgiving from a Lakota perspective
(South Dakota) -- Thanksgiving has become a joyous event where most people think of carving up the turkey and what they're buying on Black Friday, but not everyone...
article ‘This is not a trend’: Native American chefs resist the ‘Columbusing’ of indigenous foods
(New York) -- Earlier this fall, Karlos Baca, an indigenous food activist known for cooking beautiful foraged meals using traditional Native American ingredients and...
article Rincon tribe delivers 600 free Thanksgiving meals
(California) -- Hard times can befall anyone and it’s one reason why the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and Vons teamed up to deliver Thanksgiving meals. The tribe...
article The Native American Language Spoken At First Thanksgiving Is Experiencing A Revival
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, descendants of the first Native Americans to encounter the Pilgrims nearly four centuries ago, is...

11/21/2017

article A tale of traditions: How my red-clad American Indian family in Oklahoma spent Thanksgiving
(Oklahoma) -- Thanksgiving is a time for traditions, and stories. One of my favorites got its start 24 years ago, when I was an editor at a newspaper in Fort Worth. It...
article Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong
(USA) -- Not to rain on our Thanksgiving Day parade, but the story of the first Thanksgiving, as most Americans have been taught it, is not exactly accurate. Blame...
article Native Americans voice past and current struggles on National Day of Mourning
(Massachusetts) -- The story of Thanksgiving is often presented as a heartwarming, welcoming tale in which Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to share crops,...
article Taking a page from the Rappahannocks, Thanksgiving's a nod to connections and nature's bounty
(Virginia) -- My Thanksgiving column ideas just weren’t cutting it. First, I thought about talking to chefs about what they cook for their own Thanksgivings at...
article The Native American Language Spoken At First Thanksgiving Is Experiencing A Revival
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, descendants of the first Native Americans to encounter the Pilgrims nearly four centuries ago, is...

11/20/2017

article OP/ED: Thanksgiving: The annual genocide whitewash
(USA) -- When I was a schoolchild in the United States a couple of short decades ago, I spent my time acquiring important life skills - ranging from how to fake a wrist...
article Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one...

11/19/2017

article After the first Thanksgiving, things went downhill
(Massachusetts) -- While Pilgrims such as Myles Standish and William Bradford are household names in New England, we might not be gathering around Thanksgiving tables...

11/18/2017

article Graham Woodlief: 398 years ago, Virginia celebrated America's first English Thanksgiving
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival was held just a few weeks ago, on a beautiful fall day, at Berkeley Plantation. There were 2,200 people in attendance...

11/15/2017

article NAJA releases Responsible Reporting Guide for November-Related coverage
(USA) -- In its ongoing push for media professionalism, the Native American Journalists Association urges reporters to be responsible, and accurate, in their coverage of...

11/14/2017

article Native American Activist Discusses Thanksgiving and Social Justice
(Massachusetts) -- Native American activist Claudia A. Fox Tree offered Emmanuel students her perspective on Thanksgiving and the commonly held misconceptions of...

11/13/2017

article Thanksgiving Day 2017 or celebration of genocide: Why is the American holiday a controversial one?
(UK) -- Thanksgiving Day is less than two weeks away (23 November) and while most families across North America are busy writing up their shopping lists and asking...

11/26/2016

article Video: Native American Girls Trash Thanksgiving For Teen Vogue
(USA) -- Teen Vogue, a magazine that deems itself a source of "Fashion, Beauty, and Entertainment News for Teens," released a video of Native American teen...

11/25/2016

article Honoring the folks who made this whole Thanksgiving thing possible: The 10 best Native American movies
(Hollywood) -- There are too few films about Native Americans, so we should be thankful for the great ones we have. Sherman Alexie, the brilliant writer, has certainly...

11/24/2016

article 6 Native American girls explain the tragic story behind Thanksgiving
(USA) -- While many think of Thanksgiving Day as a time to eat good food, express gratitude and spend time with family, six Native American girls collaborated with Teen...
article American Indians live beyond Thanksgiving
(Virginia) -- As schools begin to put away their construction paper headdresses and change lesson plans from pilgrims and American Indians, the existence of indigenous...
article Giving Thanks in The Year of Standing Rock
(California) -- In March, 1621 a man named Samoset, a leader of his Abenaki people, decided to extend an olive branch to the odd people who’d moved into an...
article Why these Native Americans are spending Thanksgiving marching and mourning, not celebrating
(Massachusetts) -- Cole’s Hill is a quiet park in Massachusetts which sits across the street from Plymouth Rock, the historic symbol of the Pilgrims and their...

11/23/2016

article For National Day of Mourning, Native Americans highlight their struggles
(Massachusetts) -- As families across the country sit down to their Thanksgiving tables, hundreds of people will gather at Cole’s Hill — above Plymouth Rock...
article FSU researchers: Native Americans domesticated wild turkeys
(Florida) -- Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America’s classic holiday meal. Florida State...
article Remains of Pilgrims’ Plymouth settlement unearthed
(Massachusetts) -- The Pilgrims stepped ashore in Plymouth in 1620, no question. But efforts to pin down exactly where they lived on the first Thanksgiving, and the few...
article Thanksgiving in Paiute country
(Utah) -- For Native Americans of the Paiute tribe, giving thanks and ensuring the welfare of tribe members can be done without observing an official holiday that they...
article The story of the first Thanksgiving feast is a tale of globalization
(USA) -- As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving Day feasts, some may recall the story of the “Pilgrim Fathers” who founded one of the first English...
article PETERS: Member of Mass. tribe takes issue with version of Thanksgiving story
(Massachusetts) -- In response to your guest opinion column “The Last of the Patuxets: A Thanksgiving Story” I am compelled to ask the author to please...

11/22/2016

article Where are the voices of indigenous people in the Thanksgiving story?
(Maine) -- Thanksgiving is an important time, when schools teach the story of who we are and where we come from as a nation. My own students have told me about the...

11/21/2016

article THUNE: Celebrating the Generosity of Our Native People
(South Dakota) -- When Thanksgiving approaches each year, I’m reminded of the kindness and generosity Native Americans extended to the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock...
article What Pilgrims Heard When They Arrived in America
(Massachusetts) -- For both the English settlers who landed at Plymouth Rock, and the Native Americans who met them, their first meetings introduced an entirely new...
article Rolo: American Indians embrace gratitude over despair on Thanksgiving
(Wisconsin) -- This Thanksgiving season, American Indians are once again embracing hope and gratitude over despair. Under each new administration, tribal nations must...
article Researchers talk turkey: Native Americans raised classic holiday bird
(USA) -- Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America's classic holiday meal. Florida State University...

11/20/2016

article For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
(Massachusetts) -- There is no “thanks” in Thanksgiving for most Native Americans, no turkey with all the fixings around a table filled with family and...

11/19/2016

article For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
(Massachusetts) -- There is no “thanks” in Thanksgiving for most Native Americans, no turkey with all the fixings around a table filled with family and...
article ‘Alternative Thanksgiving’ celebrates Native American culture
(Ohio) -- Almost 250 people crowded into the Performance Hall at the Ohio Union for the 8th annual Alternative Thanksgiving on Thursday evening, hosted by Ohio State...

11/18/2016

article Randy Blaser: Thanksgiving is a time to recapture our American character
(Illinois) -- In looking for a quote about Thanksgiving for my club newsletter, I came across this one by former President Ronald Reagan: "Perhaps no custom reveals...

12/1/2015

article Humboldt Students Win Fight to Change ‘Thanksgiving Break’ to ‘Fall Break’
(California) -- Students at Humboldt State University, in Arcata, California have won a small victory for Native Americans. The university will no longer call days off...
article LETTER: Alliance was mutually beneficial
(Oregon) -- Edith Gomez’s Nov. 30 letter left out one important detail about the welcoming attitude the Wampanoag Indians showed the Pilgrims.
article STAR COMES OUT: The hidden realities of Thanksgiving Day
(South Dakota) -- November 1, 1777, President Henry Laurens of the Continental Congress signed the First National Thanksgiving Proclamation. The 3rd Thursday of December...
article Three Sisters Flavor Thanksgiving Day Google Doodle
(USA) -- This year’s Thanksgiving Google Doodle was the first Native American one featured by Google. It incorporates the Three Sisters—corn, beans, and...
article Opinion: The Astonishing Move That Saved a Native American's Life
(USA) -- Eric Metaxas penned a wonderful Thanksgiving Day account of America's founding and the Patuxet Indian Squanto's friendship. "Around 1608 an English...

11/29/2015

article 1,200 American Indians & Allies Rally at Plymouth Rock on National Day of Mourning
(Massachusetts) -- Each year since 1970, a group of American Indians and their allies have gathered on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Thanksgiving Day...
article OP/ED: The refugees who came for Thanksgiving
(Massachusetts) -- As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. At a time of connectedness, I...
article Over 100 participate in Native American Thanksgiving celebration at VA Medical Center
(South Carolina) -- Over 100 leaders and guests gathered on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Hefner VA Medical Center for the annual Native American Thanksgiving celebration.

11/27/2015

article Peace between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims: American Indian Heritage
(Massachusetts) -- Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! People living on a farm may understand what I am...

11/26/2015

article 7 thoughtful ways to be an ally to Native Americans on Thanksgiving (and beyond)
(USA) -- The story behind Thanksgiving is one that has been twisted into fairy tale. The real history of Thanksgiving is one of disease and enslavement demolishing...
article American Indians live beyond Thanksgiving
(Kentucky) -- As schools begin to put away their construction paper headdresses and change lesson plans from pilgrims and American Indians, the existence of indigenous...
article Facts about the first Thanksgiving — and that naked Indian
(Colorado) -- Thanksgiving morning is time when we prepare to gather with loved ones by cleaning and cooking and preparing a feast by sticking our hands deep inside the...
article Thanksgiving not popular for all Americans, especially the original inhabitants
(USA) -- As millions of Americans sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving today, some Native Americans are pushing back, urging the country to remember the implications of...
article Delaware: American Indians shared gifts of food
(Oklahoma) -- Many of the foods we eat today were either developed by or use ingredients made possible by the agricultural skill of the native people of the Americas....
article Your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce is poisoning Native American lands
(Wisconsin) -- When we sit down to a Thanksgiving meal with friends and family, it’s easy to overlook the cranberry sauce, that familiar side with a vague purpose...
article It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving
(USA) -- The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving...

11/25/2015

article A Thanksgiving ritual: Two Virginia tribes present deer to governor as tribute
(Virginia) -- Few traditions in America go back 338 years, but on a crisp and glorious Wednesday morning here, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and two Indian chiefs...
article McAuliffe receives annual tax tribute from tribes
(Virginia) -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn’t miss a chance to remind Virginians of their neighbors who don’t have health care, even when he’s receiving...
article A Native Thanksgiving
(Washington D.C.) -- When you look upon a bountiful table at this time of year, do you feel a connection to the squash, the fresh ginger, the apples, the cornmeal, the...
article AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Pilgrims
(USA) -- Explore the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620. The...
article Broken treaties, cultural genocide and murder: Here are 5 ways the US has ‘given thanks’ to Native Americans
(USA) -- The urban legend about Thanksgiving is that the Native Americans helped save the Pilgrims who had a rough start to their settlements. Once they had a bountiful...
article Early Native Americans Raised Turkeys, But Not to Eat
(USA) -- There is little doubt that Native Americans at a Utah site appropriately called Turkey Pen Ruins raised turkeys, but new research concludes that they rarely ate...
article Honoring Native American History within Modern Cuisine
(Connecticut) -- Sherry Pocknett, the food and beverage manager at The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Mashantucket, Connecticut has some devoted...
article How ‘Saints & Strangers’ Got It Wrong: A Wampanoag Primer
(USA) -- The opening scene of the National Geographic Channel’s new Thanksgiving film, “Saints & Strangers,” shows pilgrims looting food from a...
article Learn about Native American history through local food
(Colorado) -- November is Native American Heritage Month, and one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through their food. Tocabe is a Native American-owned and...
article Native American speaker shares a different view of Thanksgiving
(New Hampshire) -- Thanksgiving can be spent one of two ways. Many people in the United States will most likely spend the beginning of the November holiday with their...
article Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with mixed feelings, and a meal on L.A.'s skid row
(California) -- Michael Reifel was 10 years old when his parents' complicated relationship with Thanksgiving started trickling into conversations during the holiday...
article Native Americans should not be left out of Thanksgiving
(USA) -- This week, as we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving, it is time to open a conversation, one that acknowledges more truthfully the injustices, past...
article Oliver: Only Refugees US Ever Had To Fear Were The Pilgrims (VIDEO)
(USA) -- John Oliver broke down the current hysteria over Muslim refugees entering the US from Syria on Sunday's installment of “Last Week Tonight.” As...
article Our Thanksgivings: Native American Memories
(USA) -- I have always heard stories of the first Thanksgiving in school. I was always taught how the Wampanoag tribe helped the Pilgrims survive their first year in the...
article Native American books to read on Thanksgiving
(USA) -- For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time spent in celebration of the wacky pleasures of the heteronormative nuclear family and gorging on industrial poultry...

11/24/2015

article 3 bases to cover for accurate Native American lessons around Thanksgiving
(USA) -- Thanksgiving was initially made a national holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, as a means of celebrating the Union's victory at Gettysburg....
article Review: In ‘The Pilgrims,’ Ric Burns Looks at Mythmaking
(USA) -- First there was “Saints & Strangers,” a pretty good dramatization of the Pilgrims’ story on the National Geographic Channel. Now comes the...
article ‘The Pilgrims’ challenges the myths of the first Thanksgiving
(USA) -- “I think we feel that we’re such a new country that we need to know how it all began,” the writer Nathaniel Philbrick says early in “The...

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