A Thanksgiving Message from Seven Amazing Native Americans

Source: Project 562 | by Matika Wilbur

November is Native American Heritage month. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This month is supposedly for our nation to acknowledge indigenous history, tradition, and knowledge. We are supposed to honor the indigenous land upon which we live; we are meant to celebrate peace between nations and cultures.

But the real truth is that we are not in a time of peace and “Thanksgiving” is a historical fallacy.

I asked seven rad Natives (who have been photographed by Project 562) to share perspectives on Thanksgiving and the current state of our nation. I appreciate their willingness to be honest, to share their knowledge, and all that they do for our communities.