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“No matter where you are in North America, you are on indigenous land. And so on this holiday, and any day really, I urge people to explore a deeper connection to what are called “American” foods by understanding true Native-American histories, and begin using what grows naturally around us, and to support Native-American growers. There is no need to make Thanksgiving about a false past. It is so much better when it celebrates the beauty of the present.”

 

Yeah...... but sitting around a table talking about how the European migrant invasion killed the indigenous people that saved them from starvation would be a bummer, and it would put a damper on Black Friday,

 

Better to pretend and stuff ourselves with sugar.

 

Could Type 2 diabetes be  the Patuxet and Pequot tribe's revenge?

 

Still, I ate to much this year, including way to much sugar, it is time for a change.

 

Next year no french fried onions on the green bean casserole I might try baking  them in a small pumpkin instead , no candied sweet potatoes roast them instead, corn bread, and fruit salad.

 

I'll think about it

 

 

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:

http://time.com/5457183/thanksgiving-native-american-holiday/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=soc...

 

“No matter where you are in North America, you are on indigenous land. And so on this holiday, and any day really, I urge people to explore a deeper connection to what are called “American” foods by understanding true Native-American histories, and begin using what grows naturally around us, and to support Native-American growers. There is no need to make Thanksgiving about a false past. It is so much better when it celebrates the beauty of the present.”


Great point, Manic!

 

And to your point, we'll be having "free-range" Smiley Tongue duck, wild rice, cornbread stuffing, cranberries and a blueberry pie.  Maybe even smoke a peace pipe while watching the Redskin - Cowboy game.....and yes, the Washington football team should change the name....


Excellent. I made a roasted root veggie dish with butternut squash. Does cranberry sangria count for anything?  

 

I like the idea of supporting Native American farmers/businesses, but I don’t think there are any around here.

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LOL, cue the righties showing up on this thread to whine about us Commies trying to "rewrite history" in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

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Say what?

The history of what was done to the American Indian was not right or left thing.

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Are you sure? It still  goes on today. Look at what they did in the Dakotas where they stopped Native Americans from voting by using a new law passed by the far right that you had to have a street address which are not used on quite a few reservations. How about the Native American tribe in AZ which straddles the border. The far right Trump wants to build a wall to cut it in to two and the people will no longer be able live as they do now.


 

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LOL, cue the righties showing up on this thread to whine about us Commies trying to "rewrite history" in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

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Say what?

The history of what was done to the American Indian was not right or left thing.
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LOL, cue the righties showing up on this thread to whine about us Commies trying to "rewrite history" in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

http://time.com/5457183/thanksgiving-native-american-holiday/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=soc...

 

“No matter where you are in North America, you are on indigenous land. And so on this holiday, and any day really, I urge people to explore a deeper connection to what are called “American” foods by understanding true Native-American histories, and begin using what grows naturally around us, and to support Native-American growers. There is no need to make Thanksgiving about a false past. It is so much better when it celebrates the beauty of the present.”


Great point, Manic!

 

And to your point, we'll be having "free-range" Smiley Tongue duck, wild rice, cornbread stuffing, cranberries and a blueberry pie.  Maybe even smoke a peace pipe while watching the Redskin - Cowboy game.....and yes, the Washington football team should change the name....


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http://time.com/5457183/thanksgiving-native-american-holiday/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=soc...

 

“No matter where you are in North America, you are on indigenous land. And so on this holiday, and any day really, I urge people to explore a deeper connection to what are called “American” foods by understanding true Native-American histories, and begin using what grows naturally around us, and to support Native-American growers. There is no need to make Thanksgiving about a false past. It is so much better when it celebrates the beauty of the present.”

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