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Oct 10, 2020

As we go into this long weekend of reflection, we acknowledge that Thanksgiving is a holiday with a history of colonial appropriation of Indigenous Harvest festivals. We are working to decolonize our curriculum and we commit to honouring and celebrating the past, present, and future of the original caretakers and storytellers of this land. We are cognisant of their ongoing struggle.

We are grateful for the land upon which we work, learn, and play, for it is on this land that we are able to thrive as a school and community.

Text and image credit in main lesson book: Chief Jake Swamp in Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message.

"To be a human being is an honour and we offer Thanksgiving for all the gifts of life... Mother Earth, thank you for giving us everything we need... "

Main Lesson Book image Toronto Waldorf School

Follow these links to learn more about the history of Thanksgiving:

http://ow.ly/MiVY50BOKOJ

https://www.firstnationgrowers.com/can-thanksgiving-be-redeemed/

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