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Not all Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.

The first National Day of Mourning was held on Thanksgiving in 1970. One of the original goals of the National Day of Mourning was to find a connection and peace between Natives and non-Natives. The original speech of Frank "Gray Hawk" James, one-time leader of the Wampanoag Tribe, ended on a hopeful, uplifting message: “What has happened cannot be changed, but today we must work toward a more humane America, a more Indian America, where men and nature once again are important; where the Indian values of honor, truth and brotherhood prevail.”
 
HELPFUL RESOURCES:
Native Land Digital:
https://native-land.ca/
 
First Light (Currently streaming free online-13 minute documentary)
 
Upstander Project-About Us: https://upstanderproject.org/mission
 
A man without a tribe: The true story of Squanto
 
Sheila Novak

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