American Treaty Drives Out American Cherokee
Smithsonian online shares “The Treaty That Forced the Cherokee People from Their Homelands Goes on View.”
Music: The Last of the Mohicans ~ Alexandro Querevalú
In light of Thankgiving: “A Haudenosaunee “Thanksgiving” Prayer.”
From: “Annika, Tara, Shayna, and the Win Without War Team”
“Like Columbus Day, the sugarcoated story of Thanksgiving whitewashes a monstrous history of land theft and environmental degradation, white settler-colonialism, systematic abductions and rape, forced displacement and assimilation, and genocide. The list of crimes that governments and non-Indigenous individuals in the U.S. have committed against Indigenous communities goes on and on.”
“We know that a world of justice will not happen until Indigenous communities have justice. A world of peace will not happen unless Indigenous perspectives are part of defining what a peaceful world looks like. No one is free until Indigenous people are free.”
Speaking truth to power and history.