Thursday, November 28, 2019

Honoring First Nation Peoples

If you live in North America (or anywhere in this hemisphere, actually) and you are of European extraction, then the land that you are currently living on was at one time the home of a nation. What nation? Use this link to find out what First Nation owned the land you currently live on.

Acknowledging this history should be an important component of Thanksgiving.  After all, Thanksgiving was originally a Native holiday, as old as time itself. Not only that, this continent's First Nation peoples are not historical, they are contemporary. So much of our history is taught as if indigenous people are no longer around. It is important to note that they here. Now. In the present tense.

Today, from 2pm to midnight, we will be doing our small part in acknowledging this history by playing music from contemporary First Nation artists. Listen, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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