Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 03/07/2022 01:31 
25.11.2021 23:57 News >> US President Commemorates American-Indians' National Day Of Mourning

US President Commemorates American-Indians' National Day Of Mourning

In letter to leader of Wampanoag tribe, US president says Thanksgiving Day is not ‘day of celebration’ for everyone.

The US President Joe Biden marked the National Day of Mourning, commemoration among Wampanoag Indians living in Massachusetts and Rhode Island on the day of Thanksgiving.
"I want to recognize that Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration for all and to share my deep gratitude to you and the Wampanoag people for your invaluable contributions to our Nation," said Biden in a letter to the head of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Brian Weeden.
"Despite a painful history marked by broken promises and harmful federal policies, your communities have remained resilient in the face of great adversity," he added.
Biden said that his administration "is committed to working in partnership with you to honor Tribal sovereignty and strengthen our government-to-government relationship," to Weeden.
"We strive to empower Tribal Nations and advance Tribal self-determination to support a new, brighter future of promise and equity for Tribal Nations and indigenous communities," he added.
"The Thanksgiving holiday is a bitter reminder of a history that attempted to extinguish our culture and broken promises that have inflicted a tremendous amount of damage on our Tribal Nation," said Weeden in his National Day of Mourning/Thanksgiving message.
"Today, we continue to feel the harm of federal policies that have fallen short of the promise to protect our land," he added.
Weeden said that "Past generations of Wampanoag men and women were forced to carry this fight alone. Today, we are thankful to have fierce advocates in Washington that recognize the immediate need to secure our tribal lands - land required to begin the process of healing the damage inflicted over the past 400 years."
Symbolizing the unity of the country in the USA, Thanksgiving Day is known as the National Day of Mourning among Wampanoag Indians living in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, according to the country's official history, Thanksgiving dates back to a banquet that the Wampanoag Indians and the first group of immigrants that come to America from England held together in 1621 after Wampanoag Indians helped immigrants to survive.
According to this narrative, Puritans fleeing from the religious oppression of England and immigrants seeking a new life for themselves, after setting off from Plymouth, spent the first winter in the region they set foot in 1620 and named Plymouth again. They lost most of their population to hunger because they did not know how to engage in agriculture in the new lands.
The following year, the Wampanoag Indians helped them, taught them to plant their land and celebrated their first harvest together. But the natives of Wampanoag, one of the actors of this official narrative, mourn each year on Thanksgiving.
Rights activists in the USA, who demand the removal of the statues of Christopher Columbus and the transformation of Columbus Day into Indigenous Rights Remembrance Day, also oppose the official history of Thanksgiving and its celebration as a holiday.
According to indigenous history, the Wampanoags helped the immigrants survive, albeit for strategic reasons, but their support was rewarded by years of genocide, assimilation, enslavement, and confiscation of lands.
The Mashpee Wampanoags, one of the five officially recognized tribes of the Wampanoags, were able to declare only 1% of the lands they have inhabited for 12,000 years as a protected area under their autonomous administration during the former President Barack Obama term, and they are still trying to combine these scattered lands to establish a protected area where they can generate income.
*Busra Nur Cakmak in Ankara contributed to this report. -



        Latest News
Turkish Long-Distance Runner Yasemin Can Wins Gold At Mediterranean Games 7 minutes ago...
Can, 25, crosses finish line in women's 5000 meter final in 15 minutes, 23.47 seconds.
Uzbekistan Declares State Of Emergency In Protest-Hit Karakalpakstan Region 7 minutes ago...
President Mirziyoyev says legal status of autonomous Karakalpakstan will remain unchanged.
Nadal Into 4Th Round At Wimbledon; Tsitsipas Eliminated 7 minutes ago...
2nd seeded Nadal beats Sonego; world no. 4 Tsitsipas loses to Kyrgios in men's 3rd round.
Dutch Cyclist Jakobsen Wins 2Nd Stage Of Tour De France -23 minutes ago...
Quick Step Alpha Vinyl's Fabio Jakobsen completes course in 4 hours, 34 minutes, 34 seconds.
Ferrari's Sainz Takes Pole Position For Sunday's British Grand Prix 22 minutes ago...
Carlos Sainz beats Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen to take his 1st pole in his career.

 
      Top News
Zambia, Botswana Ink Security Pacts For Organized Crime Crackdown Zambia, Botswana Ink Security Pacts For Organized Crime Crackdown
Multiple Earthquakes Kill 5, Injure Dozens In Southern Iran Multiple Earthquakes Kill 5, Injure Dozens In Southern Iran
Dozens Of Flights Canceled On 3Rd Day Of Paris Airport Strike Dozens Of Flights Canceled On 3Rd Day Of Paris Airport Strike
5 Killed In Al-Shabaab Attack On African Union Forces In Somalia 5 Killed In Al-Shabaab Attack On African Union Forces In Somalia
Fitch Affirms Asian Development Bank Credit Rating At 'AAA' With Stable Outlook Fitch Affirms Asian Development Bank Credit Rating At 'AAA' With Stable Outlook
EU Condemns Civilian Deaths In Syria EU Condemns Civilian Deaths In Syria
European Stocks Close Mostly Higher Despite Record Inflation European Stocks Close Mostly Higher Despite Record Inflation
Anadolu Agency's 21St War Journalism Training Program Concludes Anadolu Agency's 21St War Journalism Training Program Concludes
Türkiye Says NATO Recorded PKK/PYD/YPG, FETO As Terror Groups For 1St Time Türkiye Says NATO Recorded PKK/PYD/YPG, FETO As Terror Groups For 1St Time
Mali Unveils Electoral Calendar Mali Unveils Electoral Calendar