Superstar singer and business mogul Rihanna is taking the Thanksgiving holiday to show love to the Native Americans in “mourning” over the controversial celebration.
Rihanna, 32, a native of Barbados, shared the sentimental Thanksgiving evening in an Instagram stories post, “Some are celebrating today…many are in mourning. Sending love to all my Native American brothers and sisters,” she said.
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Kisha James of the United American Indians of New England said for many indigenous people, the holiday is a reminder of the death of their ancestors at the hands of European colonists.
“We have our own story to tell in our own way,” James told The Boston Globe while adding that, “Some Wampanoag ancestors did welcome pilgrims with open arms. And what did we get in return? Genocide, the theft of our lands, slavery, and never-ending oppression.”