More: thanksgiving

Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on all of our blessings
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on all of our blessings (December 2, 2019)

Especially during a time of great division and polarization, it is important for Americans to join in collective gratitude this year.


A National Day of Mourning for U.S. Indigenous
A National Day of Mourning for U.S. Indigenous (December 2, 2019)

The official proclamation of Thanksgiving, 16 years later, has its origins in slaughter, gore and carnage.


A Thanksgiving Day memory – Those ‘derned’ Pilgrims
A Thanksgiving Day memory – Those ‘derned’ Pilgrims (December 2, 2019)

Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to the nation's capital.


YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer
YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer (November 27, 2019)

The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.


United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning
United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning (November 26, 2019)

This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.


Morongo Band donates a record 12,500 turkeys for annual outreach program
Morongo Band donates a record 12,500 turkeys for annual outreach program (November 25, 2019)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians increased the number of turkeys being given out by 25 percent for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program.


Tim Giago: The two faces of America
Tim Giago: The two faces of America (November 25, 2019)

Native Americans were slaughtered and starved on their own lands in an effort to subdue them and steal their lands.


'We are still here': How to honor Indigenous communities throughout the year
'We are still here': How to honor Indigenous communities throughout the year (November 11, 2019)

We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous history.


Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface
Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface (February 11, 2019)

There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.


Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: Let's decolonize another American holiday
Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: Let's decolonize another American holiday (November 26, 2018)

I learned from my elders that when you know better, you should do better.


Mark Charles: From now on it's a day of mourning for Native people
Mark Charles: From now on it's a day of mourning for Native people (November 26, 2018)

Over the past several years, I've learned more about the Doctrine of Discovery and the white supremacist, ethnic cleansing and genocidal history of our nation.


Mary Annette Pember: Include Native history in our schools
Mary Annette Pember: Include Native history in our schools (November 22, 2018)

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be celebrated at the expense of Native peoples.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's come together and express our thanks
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's come together and express our thanks (November 19, 2018)

During these communal rituals we sing, dance and share the bounties of harvest and the hunt.


Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving
Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving (November 16, 2017)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 10,000 turkeys in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving tradition.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Thanksgiving represents an indigenous gift to the world
Doug George-Kanentiio: Thanksgiving represents an indigenous gift to the world (November 15, 2017)

When the North American families come together we hope they will acknowledge the roots of the Thanksgiving tradition, a truly indigenous gift to the world.


Army Corps changes course and closes land to #NoDAPL encampment
Army Corps changes course and closes land to #NoDAPL encampment (November 28, 2016)

A Thanksgiving week that started off with a brutal crackdown ended with major upheaval as the Obama administration closed off public land to the largest #NoDAPL campsite in North Dakota.


Tiffany Midge: Well it's all come down to Thanksgiving and Trump
Tiffany Midge: Well it's all come down to Thanksgiving and Trump (November 23, 2016)

'When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of people like Trump—Trump is the personification of imperialism, a fat taker, he puts the colon in colonialism, and worse.'


Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)

There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.


Tiffany Midge: Sorry America but this relationship isn't working out
Tiffany Midge: Sorry America but this relationship isn't working out (November 15, 2016)

'I hope you figure yourself out and someday get your life and your country together.'


André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (November 7, 2016)

'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'


Vi Waln: Many Lakota people are thankful every day of their lives
Vi Waln: Many Lakota people are thankful every day of their lives (December 3, 2015)

Learn to be grateful for your daily blessings, it’s better to be happy with what you have than to use all your energy complaining about what you don’t have.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Indoctrinated at an Indian boarding school
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indoctrinated at an Indian boarding school (November 30, 2015)

I was virtually raised in a boarding school so the idea of expressing gratitude to a Christian Deity became embedded in my consciousness.


Tim Giago: Walk a mile in the moccasins of Native Americans
Tim Giago: Walk a mile in the moccasins of Native Americans (November 27, 2015)

Most Native Americans know that the historic Thanksgiving Day was mostly a day contrived to mask the realities of a time when the onslaught of genocide and conquest was just beginning.


Ray Cook: Thanksgiving flies in the face of original Americans
Ray Cook: Thanksgiving flies in the face of original Americans (November 27, 2015)

What balls it must have taken for the first store owner in America to think that this is a money-making opportunity.


Martie Simmons: Every Native parent dreads this time of year
Martie Simmons: Every Native parent dreads this time of year (November 25, 2015)

It is that time of the year again, one every Native parent dreads.


Eric Metaxas: The 'miracle' of Squanto and the first Thanksgiving
Eric Metaxas: The 'miracle' of Squanto and the first Thanksgiving (November 25, 2015)

The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known.


Yatibaey Evans: Let's all teach the truth about Native history
Yatibaey Evans: Let's all teach the truth about Native history (November 25, 2015)

Like the misconceptions of Columbus, the truth about Thanksgiving is often left out of children’s education.


Ramona Peters: Sharing a Wampanoag story of Thanksgiving
Ramona Peters: Sharing a Wampanoag story of Thanksgiving (November 25, 2015)

We should all be proud that our country has a national holiday centered upon simply being thankful.


Native actors speak Abenaki language in 'Saints & Strangers'
Native actors speak Abenaki language in 'Saints & Strangers' (November 23, 2015)

The two-part mini-series debuted on the National Geographic Channel to favorable reviews.


Mark Anthony Rolo: Bad River Band puts major focus on health
Mark Anthony Rolo: Bad River Band puts major focus on health (November 23, 2015)

This Thanksgiving, American Indian tribes will acknowledge they have a long way to go to fully restore health, economy and social justice in their communities.


Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals
Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 18, 2015)

In the last 30 years, the tribe has donated more than 100,000 turkeys to nonprofits, churches and charities.


Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe brings Thanksgiving to the table
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe brings Thanksgiving to the table (November 17, 2015)

The eatery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., features items like wild elk stew, smoked bison and pumpkin pie.


Urban Indian center prepares for 36th Thanksgiving dinner
Urban Indian center prepares for 36th Thanksgiving dinner (November 16, 2015)

United American Indian Involvement of Los Angeles, California, served nearly 400 dinners to family and youth at last year's event.


Mark Rogers: Finding something to be thankful for this holiday
Mark Rogers: Finding something to be thankful for this holiday (November 26, 2014)

Expressing thanks for family, friends and the Montaukett Nation community.


Cara Cowan Watts: Share the blessings of the Cherokee Nation
Cara Cowan Watts: Share the blessings of the Cherokee Nation (November 25, 2014)

Council member for the Cherokee Nation offers a Thanksgiving message.


Ben Shelly: There's a lot to be thankful for on the Navajo Nation
Ben Shelly: There's a lot to be thankful for on the Navajo Nation (November 25, 2014)

It is a time of celebration and reflection on the sacrifices our ancestors made for us to be where we are today.


Bill John Baker: Take pride in Cherokee Nation accomplishments
Bill John Baker: Take pride in Cherokee Nation accomplishments (November 24, 2014)

Tribal citizens have much to be thankful for this holiday season.


Charles Trimble: A time to give thanks -- For whatever reason
Charles Trimble: A time to give thanks -- For whatever reason (November 24, 2014)

Being an Iyeska, or mixed-blood Lakota person, I have of course adopted much of non-Indian culture and religion.


Column: Theories link Thanksgiving to 1637 Pequot massacre
Column: Theories link Thanksgiving to 1637 Pequot massacre (November 21, 2014)

Some 700 people -- mainly women and children -- were killed at a Pequot village in Connecticut were killed on May 26, 1637.


Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals
Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 20, 2014)

Over the past 29 years, the tribe's donations have provided 1.3 million meals in southern California.


PRI: Exhibit tells story of Indian men sold into slavery in 1600s
PRI: Exhibit tells story of Indian men sold into slavery in 1600s (November 17, 2014)

Squanto, who later greeted the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, had been captured and sold into slavery.


S.E. Ruckman: How we celebrate Thanksgiving in Indian Country
S.E. Ruckman: How we celebrate Thanksgiving in Indian Country (November 14, 2014)

Reflecting on Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, the holiday season and Cobell checks.


Peter d'Errico: Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning
Peter d'Errico: Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning (November 13, 2014)

Nipmuc author Larry Spotted Crow Mann explores the National Day of Mourning in a new book.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't host group at Thanksgiving
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't host group at Thanksgiving (November 7, 2014)

The visit had been announced by YoNasDa LoneWolf Hill, the granddaughter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.


Kevin Leecy: The truth about our history will set Americans free
Kevin Leecy: The truth about our history will set Americans free (November 3, 2014)

It is time for America to shine a light on its relationship with Indians.


Kim & Jordan Wheeler: Celebrating You're Welcome Weekend
Kim & Jordan Wheeler: Celebrating You're Welcome Weekend (October 13, 2014)

Kim and Jordan Wheeler explain why their Native family celebrates 'You're Welcome Weekend' instead of the Thanksgiving.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history
Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history (October 8, 2014)

What constitutes a lie? There is the obvious verbal and written distortions of the truth but what is not said may also be deemed a lie.


Native Sun News: Indian parents sued after criticizing school
Native Sun News: Indian parents sued after criticizing school (April 25, 2014)

When the Oxendines spoke out about the Thanksgiving Day practices of Maria Montessori they hoped to spread awareness about the culturally insensitive practices that were being fostered by the private school.


Editorial: Recognize contributions of tribes to culture in Maryland
Editorial: Recognize contributions of tribes to culture in Maryland (December 3, 2013)

Commissioners in Worcester County, Maryland, pay tribute to the tribes on the Eastern Shore.


Navajo-Jewish family  blends  traditions with 'Thanksgivukkah'
Navajo-Jewish family blends traditions with 'Thanksgivukkah' (November 29, 2013)

A Navajo-Jewish couple has come up with their own unique holiday traditions.


Opinion: The birth of a national holiday   - Thanksgiving in 1800s
Opinion: The birth of a national holiday - Thanksgiving in 1800s (November 29, 2013)

Professor Paul Quigley explains how Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the Civil War.


Drinking event that encouraged Native 'costumes' canceled
Drinking event that encouraged Native 'costumes' canceled (November 27, 2013)

A Thanksgiving-eve drinking event that encouraged participants to wear Native American "costumes" has been canceled.


Opinion: Leave room to thank Native culture and spirituality
Opinion: Leave room to thank Native culture and spirituality (November 27, 2013)

Writer suggests Americans take a lesson from Australians in always thanking indigenous people.


Gyasi Ross: Thankful for survival, fashion, language and family
Gyasi Ross: Thankful for survival, fashion, language and family (November 27, 2013)

Gyasi Ross shares what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving.


President Obama issues proclamation for Thanksgiving Day
President Obama issues proclamation for Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2013)

President Barack Obama issued the following proclamation for Thanksgiving Day 2013.<


Column: Not all Native Americans happy about Thanksgiving
Column: Not all Native Americans happy about Thanksgiving (November 26, 2013)

Washington Post columnist discusses how some Native Americans view Thanksgiving.


Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation
Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation (November 20, 2013)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated 10,000 turkeys to organizations in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving giveaway.


Jezebel:   Native people brought 'Sexy Color' to first Thanksgiving
Jezebel: Native people brought 'Sexy Color' to first Thanksgiving (November 7, 2013)

Jezebel brings word of a tasteless Thanksgiving promotion at a chain of tanning salons.


Chaske Martin: Indians weren't invited to the 1st Thanksgiving
Chaske Martin: Indians weren't invited to the 1st Thanksgiving (November 21, 2012)

In 1620, the English ship Mayflower landed on the North American coast off-loading some 100 Puritan religious fanatics (the so-called “Pilgrims”) in the middle of the New England winter. The...


Opinion:  Duke frat   apologizes for 'Pilgrims and Indians' party
Opinion: Duke frat apologizes for 'Pilgrims and Indians' party (December 8, 2011)

"On Nov. 19, the Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi hosted an RLHS-approved party that was intended to celebrate Thanksgiving. We chose the theme of Thanksgiving because of the close...