Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Unthanksgiving celebration


BY CAMERON BANDY

Thanksgiving is now a national holiday which was first celebrated by the entire country after the Revolutionary War. Then, when Abraham Lincoln was in office he declared the last Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day in 1863. But some, mostly Native Americans, still don’t celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Unthanksgiving Day is also known as Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony, which is an annual event held on Alcatraz Island. They host this event on the same day as Thanksgiving to protest the holiday. This protest is designed to honor Native Americans and promote their rights. It was established to commemorate the survival of the indigenous peoples of the Americans following European colonies.  

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