While there is hardly agreement on the use of “Native American” or “Indian” as a generic term to describe the first peoples of Turtle Island, the multiplicity of meanings to “Native American” has caused confusions abroad—particularly among overseas con artists trolling digital dating sites.
The drumming and singing as a community of women always leaves us feeling better, no matter what problems we arrived with. Our Grandmothers knew that drumming and singing together is excellent medicine.
Some people are intent on having their turkey, though one year we did switch it up with lobster. Thanksgiving is a European creation rooted in traditions dating back to the Protestant Reformation and, for Canada, to a communion in Nunavut held by Martin Frobisher to give thanks to God for surviving the long journey from England.
Kim: Growing up my family always celebrated Thanksgiving. As a grown-up, I continued this tradition until I was in a relationship with a guy who could never make it on time. I’m only half European and I’m not Christian.: It was my birth sister who first put the idea in my head about not celebrating Thanksgiving but it wasn’t until I started dating my husband, that I felt I had a legitimate reason not to cook Thanksgiving dinner anymore.
Canada as a nation state is 150 years old this year.
The hashtag #Canada150 is making the rounds on social media and marketers (like me!