The Thanksgiving Myth: Reflecting on Land Theft, Betrayal and Genocide

Sarah Sunshine Manning, The Hampton Institute: While glossing over the very real consequences of colonialism, the mythical version of Thanksgiving creates a fairy tale of land theft, betrayal, brutality and genocide, virtually functioning to erase the very real and traumatic experiences of entire Indigenous nations.

From Genocide to *Re-education*: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Sets the Record Straight on Native American History

Abby Martin, teleSUR: Thanksgiving Day s portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler colonialism is one of the United States' most cherished falsehoods. Renowned Indigenous scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz chronicles the true story of Native peoples' plight.

Land of the Brave

Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World: In the wake of the Paris attacks, Republicans want you to remember *American values*, values like sending away orphaned toddlers and administering religious tests at the border.

How Thanksgiving Narratives Erase the Genocide of Native Peoples

Joanne Barker, Truthout: There s nothing wrong with people having a turkey dinner with their family or friends. But we must recognize that Thanksgiving is a nationalist holiday with capitalist underpinnings, and stop pretending that it celebrates or honors Native history and culture.

On Holiday Myths and State Violence

Kelly Hayes, Lifted Voices: Just as Thanksgiving whitewashes a period soaked in the blood of Natives slaughtered during crimes of conquest, the myth of police as guardians of the public whitewashes the reality of where those institutions began.

My Factory-Farmed Thanksgiving Terror

Rebecca Rehr, OtherWords: Unless your turkey came of age on an organic farm, there s a good chance it was pumped full of antibiotics. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics on factory-farmed animals is making these life-saving drugs less effective for humans.


Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals


What to Be Thankful For?


Once Again, Media Terrorize the Public for the Terrorists

By Adam H. Johnson

Spreading fear and sowing Islamophobia.

Thanksgiving: More Than a Turkey Dinner

By Lawrence Ware

Let s be honest: every year on the last Thursday of November, we celebrate the beginning of a European invasion that ends with the death or relocation of millions of native people.

'It was a massacre'

Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving and its stereotypes, branding Christopher Columbus 'the first terrorist in America'

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