Thanksgiving Amerika 'Genosida Paling Brutal yang Pernah Ada di Dunia'
Andrea Carmen, executive director of the International InWith Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s important to remember that the story generally tossed around, which is that the local Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World and the two groups peacefully feasted in Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts in 1620, is far from the truth.
Andrea Carmen, executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council, which is hosting its annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island Thursday, joined Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear to discuss the myths surrounding Thanksgiving.
Between 20 and 100 million Indigenous people in the New World died with the arrival of European settlers; they were starved, tortured and massacred by the colonists. Although the "first Thanksgiving" truly may have been the peaceful celebration of the Pilgrims' first harvest in 1621 between the Europeans and the Wampanoag people, Thanksgiving should be far from a celebration of the massive genocide of indigenous people by European colonizers.
On Thursday, many people will instead choose to participate in the Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering, which is a commemoration of the 1969-1971 occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay by the "Indians of All Tribes." Eighty-nine American Indians and supporters, led by Mohawk Native American activist Richard Oakes, occupied the land as a demonstration for the rights to land illegally taken away from indigenous people by English colonizers.
"We moved onto Alcatraz Island because we feel that Indian people need a cultural center of their own. For several decades, Indian people have not had enough control of training their young people. And without a cultural center of their own, we are afraid that the old Indian ways may be lost. We believe that the only way to keep them alive is for Indian people to do it themselves," a 1969 letter from the Indians of All Tribes reads, Native Voices reports.
"We've been doing it [the Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering] for 30 years now, and it's a combination of recognizing the beginning of the national and international indigenous people's movement," Carmen told hosts John Kiriakou and Walter Smolarek.
"We want to commemorate those that stood up for indigenous rights. The very first Thanksgiving was officially declared by the governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony to celebrate the massacre of 700 Pequot men, women and children during their harvest ceremony. It's an ironic twist. It's only one of the many lies perpetuated in this country about the true history that needs to be still corrected or at least addressed," Carmen added.
The event, which will be broadcast on KPFA Radio at 6 a.m. PST Thursday, will be a chance to commemorate the people who lost their lives in the struggle against colonization, Carmen added.
Another common myth that is perpetuated in American and British society is that the colonists brought civilization to what is now called North America.
"But that's really nonsense, isn't it?" Smolarek asked.
"Indigenous people had governments and continue to have governments. I don't ever want to talk about our [indigenous] nation being in the past. We had governments; we had technology, science, culture, our own languages and a harmonious relationship with our traditional lands, resources, animals and plants," Carmen told Sputnik.
"It is true that the indigenous nations along the east coast [of the US] taught the settlers how to eat. They were starving, they had scurvy. We [indigenous people] have been victims and the target of the most brutal genocide the world has ever seen," Carmen added.
bangsa eropa kulit putih genosida penduduk pribumi asli & merampas tanah pribumi amerika/australia/kanada
setelah sukses langsung berbondong2 bule eropa kulit putih pindah ke tanah rampasan & ngeseks membuat keturunan
bule2 domba kulit putih yg skrg lagi di amerika/australia/kanada itu semuanya keturunan tukang genosida perampas tanah]
bule kulit putih paokt donald trump mau ' make america great again "
paoknya donald trump si bule kulit putih itu sampai genosida dibangga2kan& dianggap hebat !!!
balik aja kalian bule2 domba kulit putih paok kembali ke eropa ( negara asal kalian )
mau lagak apalah bule amerika itu
mayoritas di amerika itu sama spt di australia & kanada
semuanya bule domba kulit putih aka keturunan tukang genosida perampas tanah
leluhurnya bangsa eropa genosida penduduk pribumi asli & merampas tanah pribumi amerika/australia/kanada
setelah sukses genosida ,langsung bule2 eropa berbondong2 pindah ke tanah rampasan & ngesex membuat keturunan
bule2 domba kulit putih yg ada di amerika/australia/kanada skrg itu semuanya keturunan tukang genosida & perampas tanah
kalian bajingan bule domba paok kulit putih yg di amerika/australia/kanada akan selamanya diremehkan !!!
karena kalian bule domba kulit putih paok yg skrg di amerika/australia/kanada adalah keturunan tukang genosida perampas tanah
secara tdk langsung ,anda malah menghina tokoh-tokoh yg menderita ayan
Setuju, jangan hina penyakit bawaan.. Lahir tiba2 dapet penyakit gitu kan kasian..
Sama kyk yg hina ras. .
Karena Orang gk bisa milih mau lahir dri siapa sbg ras apa..
Termasuk kalo2 orang itu terlahir sbg bule penikmat "tanah rampasan", yg notabene leluhurnya yg melakukan, bukan mereka