The Guilfordian

Thanksgiving’s sad facts

First Thanksgiving

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

November 30, 2018

The story told about Thanksgiving in most American schools is quite idyllic. Native Americans and Pilgrims gathered to celebrate overcoming their mutual hardships by partaking in a lively harvest festival feast together. Maybe you had to be in a play about it where you played an insensitive caricature...

Professors discuss celebration of history at panel

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Derek Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Guilford College hosted a panel entitled “Race, Commemoration, and Politics of the Past,” which focused on the differences between honoring the past and being aware of what happened. Panelists told anecdotes of being raised to revere Confederate soldiers, settlers and other...

Racism towards Canada’s First Nations Increases

Beatriz Caldas, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

On Jan. 22, the Canadian magazine Maclean’s published an article about the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. What most people do not know, however, is that this case is just the tip of an iceberg. Fontaine was not the first girl to go missing or to suffer sexual abuse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. And...

Let’s empower Native Americans

Brent Eisenbarth, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

During the Great Depression, the unemployment rate was 29.4 percent. Today, the unemployment rate for urban Native Americans is 52 percent. And this is the low end of the spectrum. According to an article by Albert Blender in “People’s World,” several Dakota reservations had unemployment...