PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Thanksgiving is nothing to have fun for Native People, who’re gathering within the city the place the Pilgrims settled for a solemn Nationwide Day of Mourning observance.

Thursday’s gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, recalled the illness, racism and oppression that the European settlers introduced.

It’s the 49th yr that the United American Indians of New England have organized the occasion on Thanksgiving Day.

Moonanum James, a co-leader of the group, says: “Native individuals don’t have any cause to have fun the arrival of the Pilgrims.”

Contributors will beat drums, provide prayers and make public speeches. They’ll additionally specific their solidarity with refugees from Latin America who’re being denied entry to the U.S., and condemn pipeline tasks and fracking that they are saying needlessly and recklessly degrade the surroundings.

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