As millions of people get ready to feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and stuffing, there are those in Native America who could care less. In fact, some Native people view the holiday as a reminder of the start of colonization. In this program, we’ll talk to Native people about why they say “no thanks” to Thanksgiving.
Annawon Weeden (enrolled Mashpee Wampanoag) – eastern woodland instructor for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Cultural Resources Department
Steven Newcomb (Sycuan Indian Reservation in California) – co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute and the author of “Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery”
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Cheyenne River Sioux) – radio host First Voices Indigenous Radio, a 25-year-old radio show
Jessie Little Doe Baird (Mashpee) – vice chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and co-founder of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project
Break Music: Enaemaekisaeh (song) Wayne Silas Jr (artist) Infinite Passion (album)