I am a white settler on the unceded Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche), Tawakoni, and Wichita land, which is now named Ft Worth/Richland Hills, Texas. ~RuthScribbles
Day of Mourning
No more myths
Let’s mourn and tell the truth.
Let’s remove our blindfolds.
Let’s face the glaring light of colonialism.
Let’s decolonize and have Family Day – no more dressing up with Indian “hats” and pilgrim’s clothing.
No more myths.
Here are some links to learn about what different American Indians will be doing tomorrow.
Every year, more Americans opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving. Others heavily consider it.
Maybe it’s because they don’t have friends and family to share the holiday with, or simply don’t want to share the holiday with the friends and family they have.
Maybe it has something to do with the myth of Pilgrims giving thanks to “Indians” for helping them grow their first crop for the harvest, and reconciling that with the truth about the genocide of Indigenous peoples on this land by those settlers.
But we don’t have to reject the holiday completely. We can, and should, decolonize and reinterpret it.”
Happy Family Day!