Looking Deeply at Thanksgiving

:This year’s National Day of Mourning will broadcast live beginning at noon on Nov. 25, 2021 with a combination of live-streaming from Plymouth MA and pre-recorded messages via:

An interactive Zoom workshop “Looking Deeply at Thanksgiving: The Journey to a new Thanksgiving built on justice & right relationship” took place on Thursday Nov 19, 2020.

Our Indigenous presenters helped us understand why many Native Americans consider Thanksgiving a Day of Mourning. 

Video of program https://youtu.be/x1Kx2ZwMPt0

  • Indigenous presenters (on why ) were:
    Joan Tavares Avant (Mashpee Wampanoag) & Gail Melix (Manomet Wampanoag)
  • Breakout groups reflected on what we had heard
  • Panel discussion exploring ways to move forward together:
    The Indigenous presenters were joined by Rev. Kelly Gallagher (UCC) and Leslie Manning (Quakers)
    Transcript of Leslie’s talk https://bhfh.org/2020/11/20/rethinking-thanks-giving/

This program raised over $3500 in for the Native Land Conservancy to support Indigenous land rematriation http://www.nativelandconservancy.org   Donate now to NLC


Resources from our presenters & panelists

Other resources about Thanksgiving: