Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for Indigenous people, as are most American holidays that tend to celebrate and glorify colonialism and the genocide of our people. But this Thanksgiving, NativeFlix offered up an episode of Space Trek that gives us a glance of an alter-NATIVE universe.

In Space Trek, a Star Trek parody from Caution: May Contain Nuts, the Captain and his crew are able travel to early North American by “slingshotting the ship around the sun or irradiating the dilithium chamber with Chronotons or some other bullsh*t explanation”. It is here that they happen upon a treaty signing between the Natives and Settlers. Ignoring the prime directive of not interfering with the cultures that they encounter, the Captain steps in and changes the course of the future.

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About The Author

Johnnie Jae

Johnnie Jae is of the Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. She is the managing partner of Native Max Magazine, founder of A Tribe Called Geek, and contributor to Native News Online. She is the manager and producer for the Success Native Style Radio Network, where she hosts the Indigenous Flame and A Tribe Called Geek radio shows. She is also a founding board member of Not Your Mascots. Known as the "Brown Ball of Fury," Jae seamlessly shifts from humor and pop culture to advocacy and digital media, which has made her a much-sought after speaker and commentator. Her work has been discussed in many media outlets, such as Indian Country Today, ATPN, CBC, USA Today, BBC, Global Post, Women’s E-News, and Upworthy. She has been a guest on several radio shows, including Native America Calling, Native Trailblazers, BBC World Have Your Say and ICI Radio.

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