Shailene Woodley Breaks Down in Tears While Talking About Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

“Today is a day that many call Thanksgiving, and it’s a day where kids in elementary school in America are taught false narratives about our Native brothers and sisters. From the time we’re little kids, we cut out in cardboard paper pictures of pilgrims and feasts and turkeys, and yet none of our children know the truth about not only what happened to Native Americans when Westerners decided to colonize this country, but what is still happening to Native Americans. This pipeline was supposed to be built in Bismarck, North Dakota, which is a predominantly white, ‘American’ area. And when the people of Bismarck decided that when this pipeline breaks, it would compromise the integrity of their water, they would move it to the Native American reservation. And we’re still here, on Thanksgiving, again, a day that no one knows the history about. Thanksgiving was founded on a massacre, and yet we’re here with cops and snipers with rubber bullets and I’m sick of it. There is no excuse. Where is everyone? Why isn’t everyone standing up and saying something?”

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