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NEV: Thanksgiving

Lindsey D Oldani  | Published on 11/25/2020
Happy Wednesday Villagers! Below you will find book recommendations, an interactive lands map and a couple of Thanksgiving Day events to keep you connected to your community.
For many of us, the colonial holiday Thanksgiving is a tradition of family and friends coming together. The ongoing pandemic has made it challenging to get togetherthroughout the year and this celebratory season is no different.We know tomorrow willlikely look and feel different from many years past, and we would like to invite you to gather with us and others inthe community. Gratefully, we areresilient and flexible and are still able to gather here online virtually, and we hope you will join us!
A friendly reminder that the Northeast Village PDX office will be close and there will be no services provided on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. Its back to business asusual on Monday, November 30th, 2020 and we will be open from 10am to 3pm serve you.

Honor & Support Indigenous People This Thanksgiving


To honor and support the Indigenous persons who lived and still live on this land, here are some book ideas to educate yourself or others.


An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America

By Micheal Witgen (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe)

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen

By Beth Dooly and Sean Sherman

Braiding Sweetgrass

By Robin Wall Kimmerer (Citizen Potawatomi Nation)

The Only Good Indians

By Stephan Graham Jones (Blackfeet)

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance

By Leanne Betamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg)

Future Home of the Living God

By Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians)

Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s

By Tiffany Midge (Standing Rock Sioux)

For more book ideas check outHonoring Indigenous Peoples: 20 Recommended Readslist published by the New York Public Library.

Interactive Native Land Map:

Interested in learning more about the land you live on?This colorful and complicated mapreveals the Indigenous roots of the land you're standing on. An interactive map allows you to enter your address and see the territories, languages and treaties.
Native Land Mission:"We strive to map Indigenous lands in a way that changes, challenges, and improves the way people see the history of their countries and peoples. We hope to strengthen the spiritual bonds that people have with the land, its people, and its meaning. We strive to map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages across the world in a way that goes beyond colonial ways of thinking in order to better represent how Indigenous people want to see themselves. We provide educational resources to correct the way that people speak about colonialism and indigeneity, and to encourage territory awareness in everyday speech and action."

Honoring the land:

"As we celebrateThanksgiving this yearlet's give thanks to the Indigenous people on whose land we live & thrive. Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting practices that erase Indigenous people’s history & culture."
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has created a wonderful resourceHONOR NATIVE LAND: A GUIDE AND CALL TO ACKNOWLEDGMENTthat assists others in taking"a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation..."
Honor Native Land

Thanksgiving Day Virtual Events

Hollywood Senior Center and HSC Chair Yoga

present a virtual Thanksgiving Reflection & Gratitude Gathering Thursday, November 26, at 10:00 AM
The event will begin with ten minutes of breathing and stretching led by Instructor Jennifer Cho Kain, followed by an opportunity for everyone to wish each other a Happy Thanksgiving. You will have a chance to share, if you care to, an example of gratitude you may have experienced in 2020. Thank you to Don Davey for the wonderful idea!
PLEASE NOTE: The event link sent in the HSC Tuesday email was not the right link. Below is the correct information for joining the meeting.
Topic: HSC Virtual Thanksgiving Gathering w/ Chair Yoga Time: Nov 26, 2020 10:00 AM
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Time: Nov 26, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Bring your dinner, your beverage, or just bring you!
We're getting together on Thanksgiving day for a little friendly chat and a bit of nostalgia. We've picked a couple of short videos from a time when Sunday nights we were gathering around the TV watching Ed Sullivan or Carol Burnett. Hopefully we're bringing back memories and laughs.

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