Native Americans are reshaping U.S. politics 400 years after the Mayflower
Strong voter turnout and record representation in Congress has been hard won and long overdue for Native Americans.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower, an opportunity for reflection that has been swallowed up by the pandemic and division. But for the Native Americans who discovered the pilgrims standing on their shores, the pain remains the same. In other news: the Pope is an NBA stan, and be grateful you’re not Ron Howard this year. But first, here’s your holiday of colonial oppression week in review, in Haiku. “Enjoy your day ofcolonial oppression!”She laughed as she walked away. It was theday before Thanksgiving, andI was on the Rez. She took the meeting wearing an Aerosmith tee, and sunglasses she never removed. She helped girls to save themselves byteaching them to rock: “’Open your mouth! MAKESOME NOISE!’” I tell them. ‘Take up space! Shout your power!’” Take every chance you can to take good care of your power. We are so very grateful for all of you. Ellen McGirt@ellmcgirtEllen.McGirt@fortune.com