The headline reads: Cher blasts Thanksgiving.
The celebrity apparently tweeted the holiday signals the devastation of Indian peoples.
So she doesn’t honor the holiday.
When I was in high school I shared her feelings.
I rejected materialism, capitalism, marriage—and anything that smacked of traditions.
When I told my mother I was rejecting Thanksgiving, she just laughed.
My mother was born on the reservation in Oklahoma, and her mother, and her mother’s mother, and all her relatives celebrate Thanksgiving.
Fall marks a celebratory time for giving thanks to the creator.
And when I went to university and joined the Native American student union, we all celebrated Thanksgiving in a fellowship of many tribes and traditions.
None of the Indian students I knew rejected Thanksgiving.
Our relatives long celebrated Thanksgiving before the settlers arrived.
It’s our holiday.
Someone should tell Cher.
Thirteenth blog for National Native American Heritage Month