For many Native American children and their families, hearing the story of Thanksgiving year after year, as taught in most American schools, is a painful reminder of how their history has been erased.

Reporter Ashley Rodriguez spoke to Susan Faircloth, a member of the Coharie nation and a professor at Colorado State University; Shea Vassar, a member of the Cherokee nation, a journalist and graduate student of legal studies at the University of Oklahoma; and Amanda Funk, a member of the Potawatomi nation and executive director of Widoktadwen Center for Native Knowledge, about how they’re trying to change the narrative around Thanksgiving.

Music Jason Shaw
Photo Christopher Connell