By Randy Woodley | The Huffington Post
Published in November of 2012

SUMMARY: After listing five facts from the “first Thanksgiving,” professor and reverend Randy Woodley details the common myths of the holiday before explaining that, although many indigenous people do not celebrate Thanksgiving, those that do should build upon the good parts of the Thanksgiving myth while exposing the lies.

KEY QUOTE: “It is a time to share stories of both joy and pain and still be thankful for all life. Thanksgiving is a time for us all to share our mutual humanity. If we can use the Thanksgiving holiday as narrative for peace and friendship, then let’s build upon that part of the myth without ignoring the historical truth of the big picture.”

DID YOU KNOW? We have a learning capsule about Thanksgiving with resources to help faithfully learn about the holiday.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post

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