by Samantha Maltais, Aquinnah Wampanoag

“Listen to Native people. Learn both sides of your celebrated history. Do the hard work of abolition to help heal our nations.” — Richard Archambault (Standing Rock Sioux and Muscogee Creek)

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The #MayflowersKill campaign is a partnership between tribal members in the U.S. and Survival International to amplify the story of Native American genocide internationally, reveal how it’s now being repeated in other continents, and show how it can and must be stopped.
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Most everyone has heard the story of the Mayflower — how the Pilgrims came to the “New World,” fleeing religious persecution, and planted the seeds that would one day turn into the American Dream. What most people don’t hear about, however, are the centuries of genocide that followed and the wars waged against Native Peoples, that killed up to 90% of the Indigenous population. They don’t hear about the continued colonization still going on in parts of the world or the legacies that history left behind in tribal communities. …

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