Teaching Thanksgiving: a discussion on reframing representations of American Indians - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!
Date and TimeMonday, November 12, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Kirkhof Center » RM 2250 - Grand River Room
Where many people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving and may perceive it as a harmless and apolitical holiday, it remains to be a complicated holiday and a painful reminder of colonial violence and indigenous erasure for American Indian communities. This panel will explore how the myths and lies of Thanksgiving are taught and reinforced in the school systems. Invited panelists will discuss how they educate about Thanksgiving and have a focused discussion on creating culturally-appropriate curriculum reflective of the contemporary experiences of American Indians. The audience will leave this lively discussion with an understanding of how the Thanksgiving myth does harm and receive resources, strategies, and best practices on how to intervene on inaccurate representations about American Indians in the school systems and our communities.
Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or visit www.gvsu.edu/oma.
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- LIB 100 » Knowledge of Human Cultures & the Physical & Natural World
- LIB 201
- LIB 201 » Experiences & Intersectional Identities of Diverse Populations
- LIB 201 » Explanation of Oppression/ Discrimination That Harms Marginalized Communities