Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll. I hope you are enjoying these special holiday moments with family and good food. Thanksgiving is a time of giving and a time to reflect on the previous year and give thanks for all that has been given to us.
It’s also a time to reflect on our nation’s history.
How to Celebrate a More Inclusive Thanksgiving
As you celebrate today, please remember that this holiday is a national day of mourning for many Native Americans.
Today, many folks might be feeling conflicted about how to celebrate the holiday in a more inclusive way. While you may not know it, there is something you can do to celebrate and honor Native families (in addition to teaching your children about the true history of Thanksgiving and what it means to give thanks).
#GivingTuesday is only a few days after Thanksgiving and you can donate to causes that help Native folks to preserve their culture and communities.
Below is a list of Native causes that you can donate to this #GivingTuesday.
List of Native American Organizations to Donate to on #GivingTuesday
- Partnership with Native Americans
- American Indian College Fund
- Native American Heritage Association
- Native American Rights Fund
- Adopt-a-Native Elder
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
#GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.