Decolonize and Celebrate Truthsgiving with Indigenous Peoples
Reject colonial holidays that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes and whitewashed history.
Join us at events and support our mutual aid efforts to celebrate the truth--real history and real solutions for issues we face today.
Decolonize and celebrate Truthsgiving
There are many colonial mythologies about Indigenous Peoples and the founding of the US and Canada. Thanksgiving is one of them, however, in the words of Wamsutta Frank James, Wampanoag, “the Pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod four days before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans.” The truth is that real history has been whitewashed and that Thanksgiving perpetuates white supremacy and romanticized notions about Indigenous Peoples. To celebrate the current Thanksgiving mythology is to celebrate the theft of land through ethnic cleansing and enslavement. It is a lie that overlooks the genocide of Native American Indigenous Peoples and the enslavement of African Indigenous Peoples in order for settler-vigilantes and colonial militias to steal land and labor--the legacy of which is still felt today.
Take the pledge to reject colonial holidays that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes and whitewashed history. The pledge is three easy steps that celebrates Indigenous resistance and honors the historical truth.