Thanksgiving is a celebratory holiday for many; a time to gather with family and friends while expressing gratitude for everything that has happened in the past year. However, Thanksgiving has a complicated history, and for many Native Americans it is a national day of mourning. Observance this year is even more complicated due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some ways to observe Thanksgiving while learning about its history and honoring the Indigenous people whose lives were destroyed.
Friday, November 27th is also Native American Heritage Day, and all of November is Native American Heritage Month. Here are some educational resources and ways to observe!