To learn more about the true history of Thanksgiving and how that relates to Native people in Alaska, we interview Dr. E.J. Ramos David, Ayyu Qassataq, and Jacqui Igluguq Lambert in front of a live audience on November 30, 2019 at the Writer's Block in Anchorage, Alaska.
"Having these conversations is difficult and talking with our kids is difficult and even as adults encountering these truths is difficult, and I don't want to take away from that because it's true. It's hard. It's complicated. It's complex and it brings up a lot of feelings, but also difficult is to labor under this collective lie. To be an Indigenous person or a person of color and to be living with the collateral damage that's associated with the truth not being told. That is difficult. It's difficult to not understand what has happened to our people. It's difficult to not understand the true history of this place and how it continues to show up." - Ayyu Qassataq