This year’s National Day of Mourning will broadcast live beginning at noon on Nov. 26, 2020 with a combination of livestreaming from Plymouth MA and pre-recorded messages via

An interactive Zoom workshop “Looking Deeply at Thanksgiving: The Journey to a new Thanksgiving built on justice & right relationship” took place on Thursday Nov 19, 2020.

Video of program https://youtu.be/x1Kx2ZwMPt0

  • Indigenous presenters (on why many Native Americans consider Thanksgiving a Day of Mourning) were:
    Joan Tavares Avant (Mashpee Wampanoag) & Gail Melix (Manomet Wampanoag)
  • Breakout groups reflected on what we had heard
  • Discussion exploring ways to move forward together
    The Indigenous presenters were joined by Rev. Kelly Gallagher (UCC) and Leslie Manning (Quakers)
    Transcript of Leslie’s talk https://bhfh.org/2020/11/20/rethinking-thanks-giving/

This program raised over $3500 in reparational funds for Native Land Conservancy to support Indigenous land reclamation http://www.nativelandconservancy.org   Donate now to NLC

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Resources from our presenters & panelists

Other resources about Thanksgiving:

Other Decolonizing resources

Some examples of reparation / restorative action in relation to Native peoples