42nd National Day of Mourning
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Cole’s Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Since 1970 Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native Peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.
The 42nd National Day of Mourning is dedicated to Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Add your voice to the millions world-wide who demand his freedom. Help us in our struggle to create a true awareness of Native Peoples and demonstrate the unity of Indigenous Peoples internationally. Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust system based on racism, sexism, homophobia and war.
For more information Contact: United American Indians of New England/LPSG. Phone: 617-522-6626. See for information and some very good reading: HERE. Donations are accepted via Metacom education Project, 284, Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130.