Nov 25, 2021

The Holiday (NOT)

 Thanks Giving.

NPR reports on today being a day of mourning for some Native America Tribes:

"Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who've suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment.

Thursday's solemn National Day of Mourning observance in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease and oppression that European settlers brought to North America.

"We Native people have no reason to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims," said Kisha James, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag and Oglala Lakota tribes and the granddaughter of Wamsutta Frank James, the event's founder.


     But don't tell that to the tribe in and around Montgomery. The Poarch Creek casinos are open, as are their restaurants, serving Thanksgiving Day meals.

Not a word of protest that I could find.


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