Honoring the Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Calpulli Tonalehqueh hosts an annual event at The School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. On the corner of King and Alum Rock. Parking is free. Please bring your own chair if you need to sit on something. Dress warmly. Donations of coffee and/or pastries are accepted.
For many people in our community, Thanksgiving Day is not a day of celebration. It is a day to reclaim the true story of the decimation and massacre of Native peoples that mainstream media and culture pushes on our families and children. In solidarity with the International Indian Treaty Council and the Sunrise Ceremony at Alcatraz Island we are pleased to call our community together again in a solemn way with acts of remembrance and solidarity.
Our indigenous drums, songs, dances, and languages help us honor indigenous communities starting with local nations and broadly in the Americas and in solidarity with indigenous peoples of other continents.
For more information about the true story of Thanksgiving see this link: True History