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VIDEO: Shailene Woodley Debunks Thanksgiving: 'Our Children Are Taught False Narratives'

VIDEO: Shailene Woodley Debunks Thanksgiving: 'Our Children Are Taught False Narratives'

Shailene Woodley – who was among 27 people arrested on October 10 for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline – joined hundreds more pipeline opponents who gathered to continue protesting on Thanksgiving Day (November 24) at a campsite in North Dakota.

The 25-year-old actress teamed up with protesters who blocked traffic in the area, where burial sites are allegedly located. Some yelled, “Shame on you, North Dakota!” and some carried a banner that read “No pilgrims, no pipeline,” the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Shailene live-streamed events from the day and helped serve Thanksgiving dinner to protesters later that night.

“Today is a day that many call Thanksgiving, and it’s a day where kids in elementary school in America are taught false narratives about our native brothers and sisters,” Shailene said in a video posted on Facebook. “From the time we’re little kids, we cut out in cardboard paper pictures of pilgrims and feasts and turkeys, and yet none of our children know the truth about not only what happened to Native Americans when Westerners decided to colonize this country, but what is still happening to Native Americans.”

Watch the emotional video below to hear the rest of what Shailene had to say.


Shailene Woodley Debunks Thanksgiving
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  • John Dow

    Hope she’ll end up in jail.

  • smmy33

    Shut up you whinny piece of shit, Social Justice Warrior.
    Especially when they’re celebrities who oddly enough go into the most vaporous profession, one that is known for vanity, wealth and adulation but sure you’re deep and above simple pedestrian concerns.

    Can’t stand people who live off the peace and prosperity created by the blood and sweat of other people, a society that millions around the world want to benefit from seem by the fact millions annually immigrate here.

    As if ” natives” would survived all these hundreds of years without the modernity brought by Europeans.
    They would died off by now from warring or disease like Aztec or Maya or like thousands of other indigenous populations around the world .

    Or been killed off by more brutal occupying force like Chinese.
    Mao slaughters 30 million Chinese don’t they would had a problem with few hundred thousand ” Indians”, just ask the Tibetans.

  • Sara

    White people killed off the Natives with diseases and intentionally killed off the buffalos to starve them. You need to learn your history. White people have destroyed ever nation they have conquered through treacherous behavior. Dont bother replying back to me because I speak facts and you speak with fact facts.

  • Ash

    But without white people, America won’t be the way it is today. That’s a FACT! And this is coming from the man of color who is not a hypocrite.

  • Sara

    Yes, America is in bad shape because of white people. You are correct.

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    send her to prison

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  • Roscoe

    I hope she is putting her money where her mouth is because it would be insane to believe that crying out in the cold will change anything.

    Anyway, another celebrity justice warrior so sick of the country but somehow the gravy train is keeping them here. And speaking of false narratives, does she really think the media will fawn over her stunts if she attacked anything other than white, western society? The stench of her hypocrisy is overpowering.

  • Blake

    does she want to get arrested again?

  • Anna

    No. She just wants these people to continue having fresh water.

  • hazeldust

    There are lots of celebrities and non-celebrities who sit behind a smartphone or laptop in the comfort of their homes tweeting about how terrible this pipeline is and how they denounce it. She is one of the few people that are actually THERE doing something. I was never a fan of her but I respect her efforts.

  • Sprite

    Happy Thanksgiving !
    I’d have to admit I like mint too, as a sweetener, as a minty, as a condiment that goes with lamb.
    Maisey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yblB87dpJGc&list=PL396E664EE55B8019
    Walela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FYDa00ubng
    Dami Im https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EG_Jtw4OyU

  • Mr. James T. Kirk

    Well she should just stick to the pipeline issue. Her historical Facts are distorted at best. From 1492 to 1700 most of the Americas, North American and South America was conquered by the Spanish, and most of the Native American populations where killed off by disease that was brought on by the Spanish and Europeans.. The initial Plymouth colonist and the Wampanoag Indians shared in an autumn harvest feast (peaceful one) as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations. I respect her efforts toward the pipeline issue but stick to those facts.

  • Mr. James T. Kirk

    Sara:
    No smmy33 is spot on! The Spanish were in the Americas long before any white people showed up! And Europeans where more that just white people and 80-90% of the Native American people where killed off by disease brought by the Europeans and Spanish. That is a historical fact and you can look at any nation/race/color/ethic background and you will find some type bad history. We just need to learn from it and move forward in a positive way and being ignorant and racist isn’t the way to start!

  • Mr. James T. Kirk

    I an not white, but ironically I find your comment racist! Go figure!

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