55 minutes | Nov 20, 2020

ThanksTaking or ThanksGiving?

This episode talks with Wampanoag scholars Paula Peters and Linda Coombs, who tell us the real story of Thanksgiving, from an Indigenous Perspective. Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together with their families and give thanks for the blessings in their lives; but the American holiday is rooted in historical fallacy and upholds tired settler colonial belief systems. Instead, let's begin to understand the real story of Thanksgiving and the complex history undergirding this event in relation to Indigenous people. The path to reconciliation starts with honest acknowledgement of our past, with open eyes, and open hearts for a better future. It is time for us to be in good relation with one another. We can do that by learning and unlearning how to give thanks in a good way. Support Our WorkDonate To Our PatreonFollow us on InstagramShow LinksHaudenosaunee Thanksgiving AddressFrank James Full Speech (Uncensored)Full 50th Year Speeches at Cole HillMore on Paula Peters: Re-Informed Mayflower 400, Mashpee Nine, TwitterMore on Linda Coombs: Dawnland VoicesCreditsExecutive Producer, Editor, Creative Direction: Teo ShantzCo-Producer: Matika WilburJr Editing by Jon AlonsoMusic by Greg KramerSpeech captured by Sunny SinghCo-Host: Dr.Adrienne KeeneSupport the show (https://www.paypal.me/amrpodcast)
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