Indigenous solidarity is an essential part of the struggle for racial justice. We know this nation was built on stolen land and broken treaties — and that Indigenous people today continue to be subjected to racist violence in the form of police brutality, dangerous pipelines, and disinvestment in community infrastructure. We also know that the things Indigenous-led movements are demanding are a matter of life and death for us all.
This holiday season, join us and our partners at Indigenous Solidarity Network, Catalyst Project, Resource Generation, Rising Tide – North America, and Irish for Racial Justice for a webinar, “Rethinking Thanksgiving: Solidarity with Indigenous Resistance,” on Monday, Nov. 22 at 5 pm PT /8 pm ET to interrogate the legacy of the Thanksgiving holiday and recommit to supporting Indigenous sovereignty.
At this webinar, we’ll hear from frontline Indigenous efforts to protect land and water. We’ll be joined by Khury Petersen-Smith, Krystal Two Bulls, Julia Tasul and additional guests from the Indigenous Environmental Network. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available on the call.
From tar sands pipelines across Turtle Island — the name for North America used by many Indigenous people — to Arctic oil and gas drilling, Indigenous campaigns of resistance continue to lead the way in protecting future generations against the destruction of sacred lands and waterways. Here are more ways you can take action and deepen your learning:
- Invite your friends and family to join the webinar by sharing the Rethinking Thanksgiving Facebook event
- Check out the “Rethinking Thanksgiving” Toolkit created by the Indigenous Solidarity Network
- Support NDN Collective’s #LANDBACK campaign to return the Black Hills and public lands to Native hands
We are in a time of climate catastrophe and reckoning, and we are also in a time where Indigenous-led movements are building power and leading us towards a liberated future on our planet. Join us this season in recommitting to supporting and joining these fights.