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Annual Thanksgiving Day of Mourning in Plymouth (english)
by D.O. for UAINE
Email: uainendom (nospam) earthlink.net
Phone: (781) 331-3690
Address: Turtle Island, Planet Earth
24 Nov 2002
Help us in our struggle to create a true awareness of Native people and demonstrate Native unity. Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust system based on racism, sexism, and homophobia
33rd NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
Thursday, November 28, 2002
(the hill above Plymouth Rock)
Join us as we dedicate the 33rd National Day of Mourning to our brother, Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier. Add your voice
to the millions worldwide who demand his freedom. Help us in our struggle to create a true awareness of Native people and demonstrate Native unity. Help shatter the untrue glass image of the Pilgrims and the unjust system based on racism, sexism, and homophobia.
For More Information Contact:
United American Indians of New England/LPSG
PO Box 890082
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Phone and Fax: (781) 331-3690
E-mail: uainendom (at) earthlink.net
WHAT IS NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING?
An annual tradition since 1970, Day of Mourning is a solemn, spiritual and highly political day. Many of us fast from sundown the day before through the afternoon of that day (and have a social after Day of Mourning so that participants in DOM can break their fasts). We are mourning our ancestors and the genocide of our peoples and the theft of our lands. NDOM is a day when we mourn, but we also feel our strength in political action. Over the years, participants in Day of Mourning have buried Plymouth Rock a number of times, boarded the Mayflower replica, and placed ku klux klan sheets on the statue of William Bradford, etc.
WHEN AND WHERE IS DAY OF MOURNING?
Thursday, November 28, 2002 (U.S. "thanksgiving" day) at Cole's Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 12 noon SHARP. Cole's Hill is the hill above Plymouth Rock in the Plymouth historic waterfront area.
WILL THERE BE A MARCH?
There will be a march through the historic district of Plymouth. Plymouth has agreed, as part of the settlement of 10/19/98, that UAINE may march on Day of Mourning without the need for a permit as long as we give the town advance notice.
PROGRAM: Although we very much welcome our non-Native supporters to stand with us, it is a day when Native people only speak about our history and what is going on with us now and the struggles that are taking place throughout the Americas. Speakers will be by invitation only. This year's NDOM is once again dedicated to our brother Leonard Peltier.
SOCIAL: We are trying to arrange a social this year following DOM. We are currently looking for a place to hold it, as Plymouth has informed us that Memorial Hall is not available. Please listen to UAINE's phone message later in November and check back to this page, where we will post updated messages about this event. Please plan to bring prepared food (that can be warmed up) to share for the social.
TRANSPORTATION: Limited carpool transportation may be available from Boston. Contact the Boston
International Action Center at (617) 522-6626. Carpool will leave at 9:00 am from the IAC office in Jamaica Plain, 284 Amory St. (2 blocks from the Stoneybrook stop on the orange line.) For directions on the web, go to