The Community Market Brings Truthsgiving
Local small businesses are invited to volunteer their space, their social media pages, and/or their websites to help bring awareness to Indigenous & Black-Owned businesses in the Tacoma/Pierce County areas during the week of Thanksgiving, also known as Truthsgiving. Deadlines to sign up are Nov.11th.
The Community Market also invites the community to re-think how we celebrate this holiday.
"As you celebrate Thanksgiving by feasting with family, watching the parade, and going back for seconds (...or thirds), there are also some simple, impactful things you can do to help combat Native erasure this holiday"
Celebrate Indigenous cuisine. Add one of these recipes from Indigenous chefs to your Thanksgiving spread, with a focus on local, sustainable ingredients.
Speak about Native peoples in a respectful way. Look over this Do and Don’t guide for allies, and use it to start conversations with your friends.
Learn and teach the true history of Native people. You can help shape your education. Present these lesson plans to your teacher (Native People Today, Impact of Native Americans, and The Future is Indigenous Coloring Book) and ask them to engage in discussions about Native Americans, their history, and their impact.
Acknowledge whose land you’re on at this very moment. Enter your zip code to find out whose traditional territories you’re residing on. Take a minute to learn more about them and honor their enduring relationship to the land.
Support Native-lead initiatives. Watch and share this mini-documentary about the Fort Belknap Indian Community’s fight against the Keystone Pipeline.
This informative post is packed full of videos, stories, and examples as to how you can learn about Indigenous culture in our history and what you can do to take part.
This area will be updated as we get in the businesses that are participating in the event.
For more information, sign-up for updates, or questions you can visit:
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