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Native Lives Matter holds candlelight vigil on National Day of Mourning

by Rhea Smykalski and Gabe Black Elk |
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Minneapolis protesters at National Day of Mourning. (Emma Leigh Sron)

Minneapolis, MN - Over 100 protesters gathered in Minneapolis to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people on Thanksgiving, November 26, for a National Day of Mourning. It is a reminder of the genocide and suffering of Native Americans that still continues today. 400 years have passed since Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and colonized the land Native Americans had been living on for thousands of years. In the shadow of the Minneapolis skyline, several speakers touched on the many struggles Indigenous people face today and the erasure of their people.

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