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This edition: The Day of Mourning

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 23, 2015.

First aired: November 25, 2015.

On this edition of Independent Sources hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre, we hear about the growing number of indigenous people in the United States who are marking Thanksgiving as a day of mourning rather than merriment. We meet a children’s book author who is trying to change stereotypes about Native Americans with her writing. Then we learn why the Civil War has had a greater impact on modern day Thanksgiving than we recognize. 

Guest List

Roberto Múkaro Borrero President, United Confederation of Taíno People

Prof. Karl Jacoby Professor, Columbia University

Debbie Reese, Ph.D. Blog Editor/Publisher, American Indians in Children’s Literature

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