Restoration & Reconciliation

Tips for choosing culturally appropriate books & resources about Thanksgiving

I’ve developed an increasing concern over this issue as I’ve heard what my children learn about ‘Indians’ in school. Colorin Colorado just posted a very helpful article discussing how to celebrate Thanksgiving and honor Native Americans in culturally appropriate and non-stereotypical ways. It articulated a lot of the reasons behind my discomfort with this topic.  This article has some practical suggestions and a bunch of book recommendations.

 

UPDATE:  Eugene Cho just posted an excellent reflection on similar ideas, and expands more on what makes me so uncomfortable…  There’s a TEDS Talk on this same post that delves even further into the issue.

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