You're invited to a special Gratitude Potluck Dinner as part of Gratitude Weekend at Earthdance! Bring a gift of food to share, whatever you may have; let’s celebrate each other’s company and the bounty of community! We’ll also be sharing history from the native tribes originally from this land (see below). Free & open to all; families & newcomers welcome.
Thanksgiving Day Acknowledgment:
For many Native peoples across this continent, Thanksgiving Day is regarded as a National Day of Mourning (NDOM). To them, Thanksgiving serves as a brutal reminder of “the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”
Earthdance wishes to acknowledge the struggles Native peoples experience everyday, and in holding this gathering, wishes to participate in an ongoing dialogue about racism and oppression. Come with questions and an open heart. We seek to learn and make amends together.
Earthdance rests on the ancestral land of the Agawams, Pocumtuc, Nipmuck, Wabanaki Confederacy, and the Mohican Indians ~ People of the waters that are never still ~ specifically, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band, who were removed Westward and many of whom now live on a reservation in Wisconsin. Find out more about the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band here.
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