Honoring Native Peoples on Thanksgiving Day

Photo of Chirichua Nation President Joe Saenz from the Silver City Museum

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with family and acknowledge the many blessings in our lives. What is often lost in these celebrations is the inaccurate and harmful narrative many of us are taught about this holiday’s history and origin.

Our school textbooks tell this story from the perspective of the white European colonizers who conquered Native land, and overlook the racial violence taking place alongside, and long after, this constructed event.

This article describes 6 ways that Non-Natives can be better allies, during this holiday season, and in our everyday lives.

In the spirit of uplifting our Native friends and neighbors, consider donating to any of these Native charities and non-profits

Have blessed and joyous holidays,

-Your Friends at Undoing Racism

2 thoughts on “Honoring Native Peoples on Thanksgiving Day”

  1. Nice to include picture of local Joe Saenz!
    Great article and good list of resources.
    I have been contributing to Native American Heritage Assoc (NAHA) for 20+ years.
    Very good organization.

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