In preparation for family and community gatherings that are ripe for racist renditions of our country’s origin, we suggest these three articles:

The Suppressed Speech of Wamsutta: 350 Years after invading this continent, in 1970, Wamsutta James, a Wampanoag Man. was asked to join in a Thanksgiving event and share his perspective. Had his speech not been censored, this is what he would have said. 

Deconstructing the Myths of Thanksgiving: Local Abenaki activist, artist and author, Judy Dow, wrote this paper to assist students, parents and teachers in thinking critically about this holiday.

Thanksgiving: A Native American View: This piece, written by Jacqueline Keeler of the Dineh Nation, speaks of hope and the possibility for healing.

Let us know how your conversations around the dinner table go!