We gives thanks to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, for they show us how to resist. We are thankful because they have been resisting colonization everyday since the first colonist set foot on these shores. We know that “Thanksgiving” is a racist holiday that painfully targets the identity and history of the indigenous peoples in North America. However, the attempts to completely erase their identities are failing as we join in decolonizing and celebrating the very concept of human rights and equality that takes roots in many of the cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.
We will always stand to protect native peoples’ identities, their cultures, their philosophical traditions, and their history, until justice and reconciliation is done.
We are thankful for the gift of resistance, today, and everyday.
Students for Justice in Palestine – UVM
At modern day Plymouth, MA