As the whole country celebrates this holiday for Americans, singer Rihanna issued a statement in which she called for mourning the native people of America – the Indians.

On her Instagram, the 32-year-old singer said: “Some are celebrating today. However, many grieve. On this day, I want to send all my love to all my brothers and sisters – the indigenous people of America. ”

According to Kishi James of the Association of the United American Indians of New England, for many native people, this holiday is only a bitter reminder of the death of their loved ones at the hands of European colonists. “The Wampanoag Indians met the settlers with an open mind. And what did they get in return? Genocide, land grabbing, slavery and endless oppression, “– quoted by James the Boston Globe.