National Day Of Mourning In Plymouth, MA
Above photo: By Jeff Manzelli.
Plymouth, MA – Today, the United American Indians of New England, UAINE, held the 46th annual National Day of Mourning.
From the Facebook Page:
Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression that Native Americans continue to experience.
Join us as we dedicate the 46th National Day of Mourning to our brother, Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Add your voice to the millions world-wide who demand his freedom. Help us in our struggle to create a true awareness of Native peoples and demonstrate the unity of Indigenous peoples internationally. Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust system based on racism, sexism, homophobia and war.
And from Free Speech Radio Network:
About 200 Native Americans and their supporters gathered on Cole’s Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts to acknowledge what Thanksgiving Day means to them. Organized by United American Indians of New England, which is made up mostly of Wampanoag and Mashpee nations, they call this event The National Day of Mourning. The gathering has been an annual event since 1970. Chuck Rosina was there and send this Street Beat dispatch.
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