Nov 30, 2016 07:00 AM EST

Shailene Woodley: 'Divergent' Star Says 'Thanksgiving Is The Day Kids Are Taught False Narratives About Native Americans!'

By Florette A.
Environmental Media Association Hosts Its 26th Annual EMA Awards Presented By Toyota, Lexus And Calvert - Inside
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 22: Honoree Shailene Woodley accepts the Female EMA Futures Award onstage during the Environmental Media Association 26th Annual EMA Awards Presented By Toyota, Lexus And Calvert at Warner Bros. Studios on October 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association)
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Shailene Woodley got emotional in an interview explaining about the federal holiday, Thanksgiving. She said it is a day "kids in elementary schools in America are taught false narratives about the Native Americans."

Originally, the First Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. The feast lasted for three days and was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.

On Thanksgiving Day she did not leave the protest lines for the Dakota Access Pipeline project as per Morning News USA.  The "Divergent" actress was bravely fighting with the Native Americans. They want to stop the massive project that will eventually destroy the water supply and the land of the Native Americans.

Shailene Woodley was arrested for trespassing and joining a riot last month while protesting the project. She was charged and was out on bail.

Her arrest fired her desire to continue supporting the Native Americans to preserve their heritage - their land. Her fight has already caught the attention of many Hollywood celebrities and they also showed their support.

Some of those famous protest supporters are Ben Affleck, Jason Mamoa, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller as a team from "Justice League."  Riley Keough, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and a lot more are also actively supporting the protesters.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a "1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the rapidly expanding Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois," as per DAPL. It will channel light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to refining markets.

However, residents are protesting the project because of the danger of their water supply in case the pipes break. It will leak the chemicals into their water supply underground. For this reason, alone, concerned people gathered at the project area to stop it.

Shailene Woodley is one with the thousands of protesters that will fight till the end. Stay tuned for updates on the project and for more celebrity news.

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