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University in Pennsylvania Aims to Help Students ‘Decolonize Thanksgiving'


Added 11-15-19 12:38:02pm EST - “"We have a poster that addresses the 'myth of thanksgiving' with quotes from Native scholars and activists"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “University in Pennsylvania Aims to Help Students 'Decolonize Thanksgiving'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“We have a poster that addresses the ‘myth of thanksgiving’ with quotes from Native scholars and activists”

Why does it seem like there are people in higher education intent on destroying anything connected to American history and tradition?

A Pennsylvania University is hosting an event aimed to both “decolonize” Thanksgiving and educate students about the “myths of Thanksgiving,” along with serving “decolonial cuisine” on campus.

Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are invited to “Decolonize Thanksgiving” on Thursday, at a table hosted by IUP’s Native American Awareness Council and sponsored by the school’s Social Equity and Title IX office. The function encourages students to “Decolonize your Thanksgiving” and to “go beyond the harmful ‘pilgrims and Indians’ narrative” of the first Thanksgiving.

The event is part of the Native American Awareness Council’s celebration of National Native American Heritage Month on IUP’s campus.

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