We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and able to rest today. Today, folks gather with those they live with, with those in their pods or even virtually to share gratitude and a meal. We are grateful for all of you in our community who have stepped up to contribute to Santa Fe Mutual Aid or work with YUCCA to elect better leaders. We would also like to uplift the importance of continuing to unlearn and relearn with our community members and loved ones.
Despite November being Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving is still widely celebrated with revisionist history. Rather than perpetuating the Thanksgiving myth, it's important to inform and equip ourselves with the knowledge to decolonize our understanding of this widely unchallenged holiday and be an ally. Unlearn the story of Thanksgiving, have the conversation with friends and family, and show up and learn about issues facing native communities now. Below are some resources as well as some events happening today to be in community with others!
Check out this “Rethinking Thanksgiving” Toolkit created by the Indigenous Solidarity Network.
Check out NDN Collective's Land Back Campaign
For educators we recommend - A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving for Educators and Families compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education
Events Happening Today
Thursday, 11/26 @ 6 pm
No Thanks, No Giving: Warrior Women Film Screening & Discussion
The Red Nation - Southwest is hosting a post-film discussion with special guest Marcy Gilbert after the IAIA film screening of Warrior Women.
Register to watch the film at 6 pm at: https://bit.ly/337wEHr
Join the discussion at 7 PM here: https://bit.ly/3pUaMZW
Thursday, 11/26 @ 1 pm
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Film and Discussion
The Showing Up for Racial Justice National is screening the film “Invasion.” Attendees will hear from special guest Molly Wickham, spokesperson of Gitdumden Clan, and connect and take action together. ASL interpreters will be on the call and the movie will have subtitles. Sign up today!
Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning
by Allen Salway