Reject colonial holidays that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes and whitewashed history. Celebrate Truuthsgiving with Indigenous Peoples and allies across the midwest and join us for an online webinar to celebrate the truth--real history and real solutions for issues we face today.
There are many colonial mythologies about Indigenous Peoples and the founding of America. Thanksgiving is one of them, however, in the words of Wamsutta Frank James, Wampanoag, “the Pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod four days before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans.” The truth is that real history has been whitewashed and that Thanksgiving perpetuates white supremacy and romanticized notions about North American Indigenous Peoples.
To celebrate the current Thanksgiving mythology is to celebrate land theft through ethnic cleansing and enslavement. It is masked recognition that this country was founded on the actions of generations of settler-vigilantes and colonial-militias who depended on the genocide of Native American Indigenous Peoples and the enslavement of African Peoples to steal land, the legacy of which is still felt today.