Op-Ed on TruthOut
Updated: May 26
Thanksgiving is a tough holiday for many Native people. Like Columbus Day, it finds a way to make the erasure of Native folks central to its mission, by omission or otherwise.
I had an op-ed in TruthOut to mark the occasion. It starts like this:
Thanksgiving is a colonial holiday meant to erase the ruthlessness of English settlers. In a way, Thanksgiving is the perfect American holiday: It is based on the erasure of Indigenous peoples, promotes a false vision of peaceful cooperation between nations, and has now become an excuse to indulge in the spectacles of hyper-consumption and football.
Click through, here.