National Day of Mourning is an annual demonstration in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Thanksgiving Day. Sponsored by the United American Indians of New England (UAINE), it is held to “mourn our ancestors and the genocide of our peoples and the theft of our lands”.
This is not a day off from the antiracism journey, but rather a time to educate ourselves and our families. Here are some resources by Native Americans to help you understand this day:
Native Hope: What Does Thanksgiving Mean to Native Americans?
Rethinking Thanksgiving Celebrations: Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving
Project 562: Thanksgiving Messages from Native Americans
We’re grateful today and every day to have these and other resources to educate ourselves about the truth of our histories. We are grateful to learn from Native Americans who share their stories passed down from generations. It is our duty to learn and educate so we can be the best versions of ourselves. We are thankful for you and for joining us on the antiracism journey.