A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving for Educators and Families

We encourage you to click through and look at different points of view. It touches on imagery that contributes to false narratives, activities for in-class learning, Native perspectives, and videos. 

Whether you are teaching in a classroom, having a conversation with your children and family, or want to further your own personal knowledge, this guide can help navigate these sensitive topics. The intention is not guilt about the celebration of Thanksgiving, but to help navigate perspectives and historical truths. Our hope is to provide a culturally-responsive way to approach the holiday while considering Native perspectives. 

Additional Resources: View more Native American Heritage Month teaching resources and tips for teaching about Native peoples from the Burke Education team.

Mary Jane Topash (Tulalip) is the Assistant Director of Cultural Education Initiatives at the Burke Museum.

Article Source: Burke Museum