Sharing indigenous perspectives of Thanksgiving is a great way to enhance an informed perspective of how we may want to continue with our celebrations. Where I am from in Massachusetts, Native people have celebrated Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning since 1976. I don't believe this information requires families to change their own individual traditions, but rather, that it is informative and important for us to always hear directly from the voices of those we do not typically here from and share those perspectives with our children." - Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh
Nooshin writes more about Thanksgiving gratitude and honor practices, education, and food, and shares some of our Fremont family's traditions. Enjoy!