American Indian Student Union to Host Anti-Thanksgiving Potluck

NBC 29 (Charlottesville), November 13, 2012

While others are getting ready to top their tables with turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixings, one University of Virginia student organization is preparing for an anti-Thanksgiving event.

UVA’s American Indian Student Union wants to bring awareness to Native American culture, which the group says is generally overlooked in American society. It says people have a skewed idea of the history of native tribes and their association with Thanksgiving.

The anti-Thanksgiving potluck will be a chance to discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective.

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In addition to the anti-Thanksgiving potluck, the student organization will also be hosting a screening of “The Only Good Indian” Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Newcomb Theater.  The movie looks at the past practices of Native Americans being forced to adopt white American society.

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