If you live on colonized land, such as the United States, how much do you know about the Indigenous People who are its original custodians? Do you know which tribes and nations resided in your specific area before forced removal? Do you know where they are now? I would take a guess that maybe a lot of you don’t, and that’s something we should all work on to rectify.
We may think we know the story of Thanksgiving; the one that depicts the Pilgrims graciously inviting members of the Wampanoag Nation to harmoniously share food to celebrate the first successful harvest after a bleak winter. But the truth and what we really should acknowledge are very different.