Written by Stacey Khizder
Last week, many of us in the United States celebrated the traditional holiday that is Thanksgiving. We went back to our hometowns, took half a week off of work and school, and ate until our pants couldn't fit.
We sat around our dinner tables, giving thanks for the things that mean the most to us. However, many of us still neglect the history of the holiday.
While we know that Thanksgiving signifies the peaceful feast between the English and the Natives, it does not take away the fact that the reason they had that one-time feast is because the British came to America to steal land from the one's who were there first. Somehow, we fail to acknowledge this crucial piece of Thanksgiving's history.
Today, Native Americans continue to be oppressed by the White majority. The American government keeps the Natives in poverty. Also, projects like Dakota Access Pipeline put Native reservations in danger.