Message from Mumia Abu-Jamal to National Day of Mourning '98
When one considers the historic holocaust waged against the original people of this continent, one wonders, not about a "Day of Mourning," but about '500 years of Mourning; for it has been over 5 centuries since this continent was invaded by mercenaries seeking the land of 'El Dorada', the land of gold, riches, and natural abundance. For Native peoples, the holocaust continues, every day, as they remain a people largely colonized in the land of their ancestors.
That said, "Thanksgiving," for the United American Indians of New England and millions of Native folks across the continent (as well as millions of friends and supporters of them) is hardly a day of celebration; for how do you celebrate a holocaust? If it were a real "Thanksgiving", it would mark not white dominance of Indians, but Native Independence and true freedom in the land of their ancestors!
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