‘An effort towards healing’: Hundreds gather at Portland Native American community garden for Un-Thanksgiving

‘An effort towards healing’: Hundreds gather at Portland Native American community garden for Un-Thanksgiving

The Native American Youth and Family Center community garden in Portland’s Cully neighborhood was bustling Thursday with volunteers who’d put traditional Thanksgiving plans aside to honor the Indigenous community. The Un-Thanksgiving event was established last year to offer an alternative to the colonist-centric holiday. “There’s a lot of colonial holidays that twist and invent stories of an American myth,” said organizer Mick Rose. “They create a sense of ownership and a lie about land being given rather than land being …