The Story of the “First Thanksgiving”

  The image above is one of the most famous representations of the “First Thanksgiving” celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621. Painted in 1932 by J.L.G. Ferris it reinforces and solidifies a colonized perspective of the past rife with inaccuracies and stereotypes. Much of what students are taught in school about the... Continue Reading →

Decolonizing Indigenous Governments

Much of the “history” of the Indigenous peoples of North America, especially primary source accounts, were written by European settlers. These settlers brought with them their own biases and preconceived ideas about social structures, hierarchies, and governance. They interpreted events through their own eyes, and not through the eyes of the people they were studying... Continue Reading →

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