The news is out: [Mashpee Wampanoag tribe descendants are fighting to reclaim 300 acres of land in two states they say was stolen.
As millions of Americans gather today for the Thanksgiving holiday, the fact that the feast commemorates the disenfranchisement of indigenous people is becoming more and more apparent.
As the country has faced racial reckoning from marginalized communities like African Americans and Latinos, native Americans are fighting to remain a part of the national conversation about ratifying injustices.
Descendants of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is at the center of the Thanksgiving legend, are fighting to reclaim what they maintain was stolen land.
According to a CNN report, “the Mashpee Wampanoag have lived in what’s now Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island for more than 12,000 years.”
The tribe is currently in a battle to maintain a trust that turned 300 acres of land into a reservation.]
Something to ponder about while eating the turkey and mashed potatoes.