Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to the nation's capital.
The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.
This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.
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.
We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous history.
There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.
I learned from my elders that when you know better, you should do better.
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.
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be celebrated at the expense of Native peoples.
During these communal rituals we sing, dance and share the bounties of harvest and the hunt.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 10,000 turkeys in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving tradition.
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.
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.
'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.'
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.
'I hope you figure yourself out and someday get your life and your country together.'
'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.'
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.
I was virtually raised in a boarding school so the idea of expressing gratitude to a Christian Deity became embedded in my consciousness.
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.
What balls it must have taken for the first store owner in America to think that this is a money-making opportunity.
It is that time of the year again, one every Native parent dreads.
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.
Like the misconceptions of Columbus, the truth about Thanksgiving is often left out of children’s education.
We should all be proud that our country has a national holiday centered upon simply being thankful.
The two-part mini-series debuted on the National Geographic Channel to favorable reviews.
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.
In the last 30 years, the tribe has donated more than 100,000 turkeys to nonprofits, churches and charities.
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.
United American Indian Involvement of Los Angeles, California, served nearly 400 dinners to family and youth at last year's event.
Expressing thanks for family, friends and the Montaukett Nation community.
Council member for the Cherokee Nation offers a Thanksgiving message.
It is a time of celebration and reflection on the sacrifices our ancestors made for us to be where we are today.
Tribal citizens have much to be thankful for this holiday season.
Being an Iyeska, or mixed-blood Lakota person, I have of course adopted much of non-Indian culture and religion.
Some 700 people -- mainly women and children -- were killed at a Pequot village in Connecticut were killed on May 26, 1637.
Over the past 29 years, the tribe's donations have provided 1.3 million meals in southern California.
Squanto, who later greeted the Pilgrims in Massachusetts, had been captured and sold into slavery.
Reflecting on Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, the holiday season and Cobell checks.
Nipmuc author Larry Spotted Crow Mann explores the National Day of Mourning in a new book.
The visit had been announced by YoNasDa LoneWolf Hill, the granddaughter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
It is time for America to shine a light on its relationship with Indians.
Kim and Jordan Wheeler explain why their Native family celebrates 'You're Welcome Weekend' instead of the Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
Commissioners in Worcester County, Maryland, pay tribute to the tribes on the Eastern Shore.
A Navajo-Jewish couple has come up with their own unique holiday traditions.
Professor Paul Quigley explains how Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the Civil War.
A Thanksgiving-eve drinking event that encouraged participants to wear Native American "costumes" has been canceled.
Writer suggests Americans take a lesson from Australians in always thanking indigenous people.
Gyasi Ross shares what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving.
President Barack Obama issued the following proclamation for Thanksgiving Day 2013.<
Washington Post columnist discusses how some Native Americans view Thanksgiving.
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated 10,000 turkeys to organizations in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving giveaway.
Jezebel brings word of a tasteless Thanksgiving promotion at a chain of tanning salons.
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...
"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...