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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at USFCA chapter.

Whose land are you on? Regardless of what “rights” you have to the land you reside on according to the government, you should know from whom this land was stolen. Text +1 (907) 312-5085 with your Zip Code or your city and state (in City, State format) to find out.

To find out more about the indigenous populations to whom your land belongs to, click here for an interactive map to learn more about the group, their languages and more.

Although Thanksgiving is an important time to reflect and give thanks, we cannot forget its bloody history. There is no way to decolonize a colonizer’s holiday, so at the very least we should learn about the people who had this land for centuries before us.

MaryCate (she/her) is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a BA in International Studies. MaryCate is now a Master's student at Sciences Po in Paris, France studying European Affairs and Global Health.