On Saturday, Nov. 16 Sassafras Earth Education will host a potluck conversation entitled The Thanksgiving Myth Busted.

The event takes place at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be presentations by David Vanderhoop of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation and founder with his wife Saskia Vanderhoop of Sassafras Earth Education, and Ramona Peters/Nosapocket of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation and founder of Native Land Conservancy.

“Saskia and I have been on a trajectory of cultural appropriation and reciprocity and Thanksgiving came up and we thought about taking the next step,” Mr. Vanderhoop said of the genesis of the event. “It will be the first of its kind, with multiple facets of awareness.”

The talk will travel from pre-contact history in the Northeast to the present day, Mr. Vanderhoop said. “And how we are still invisible on the landscape.”

It will take a hard look at what actually happened, he added. “How native people were put out of their homes during winter for fear of their lives.”

After the presentation, the potluck meal will be a chance to reflect and continue the conversation.

The event is intended for adults and teens due to the intense nature of the discussion.