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In recent years there has been more stories reported by the national media on the reality of what happened on the "first" Thanksgiving 400 years ago between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag.

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The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, California, are hoping to expand their reservation by about 2,650 acres.

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As employees and spectators gear up for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the controversial Theodore Roosevelt statue depicting—literally— racial hierarchy, still stands at the head of the parade route on Manhattan's Central Park West.

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Earlier this month, Native News Online sat down with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell. She spoke with us about how FEMA is striving to meet the needs of Native communities throughout the U.S. We’re publishing our Q & A with the Administrator here. The discussion has been edited for content and clarity.

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Millions of viewers who tuned in today to watch the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade were treated with a blessing by Mashpee Wampanoag tribal elders Carolyn Wynne (Otter Clan) and Siobhan Brown, who acknowledged the Lenape territory of Manahatta.

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Speaker Seth Damon and the 24th Navajo Nation Council provide the following statement to commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday:

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Hundreds of Native Americans and allies will board ferries at Pier 33 in San Francisco for a shore ride to Alcatraz Island in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, November 25, 2021, to commemorate the 43rd Annual Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering. The commemoration is an alternative to the traditonal Thanksgiving celebrations across the country on the fourth Thursday in November. 

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Longtime cultural educator Hope Flanagan (Seneca, Turtle Clan) says that, in teaching the true history of a holiday that represented the beginning of colonization for the Indigenous People of America—Thanksgiving—it doesn’t benefit anyone to get angry. 

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Indian Country is mourning the loss of decorated World War II veteran and former Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tribal councilor Marcella Rose LeBeau, who was inducted into the National Native American Hall of Fame on November 6, 2021 during a ceremony she attended in Oklahoma City. LeBeau passed away on Sunday in Eagle Butte, South Dakota after a brief illness. She was 102.