“On this fourth Thursday of November, you might ask yourself: do Indians celebrate Thanksgiving? Well… Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for Native people. In a way, each day is a day of thanksgiving to the Creator for the original people of Turtle Island. This doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy turkey, pie and family as much as the next person, but at the same time the Thanksgiving myth largely shared in mainstream culture perpetuates a one sided view of a complicated history surrounding this holiday. Here’s an informed indigenous view on Thanksgiving:

This doesn’t prevent us from “celebrating” in our own way by giving you a new song called Burn Your Village To The Ground.

artwork by Sovereign State:”

transcript of spoken words: starts roughly around 1:16 
you have taken the land which is rightfully ours, years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations, your people will wear cardigans and drink high balls, we will sell our bracelets by the roadsides, you will play golf and enjoy hot h’ordeuvres, my people will have hanged in degradation, your people will have stick shifts, the gods of my tribe have spoken, they have said, “do not trust the pilgrims”, and for all these reasons, i have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground

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