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Robbie Robertson Talks About The Last Waltz And Thanksgiving
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Robbie Robertson, the legendary musician and former member of The Band, used last night's Canadian Thanksgiving broadcast of the George show to explain his unique relationship to the holiday.

The Band's epic concert film The Last Waltz was filmed on a Thanksgiving day, but as a First Nations member there's also some uncomfortable resonance with the holiday.

"There's a real conflict of celebration of that," says Robertson, who went on to explain how he deals with Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States.

"It's a bit of a sore spot, Thanksgiving, in Indian country. On Canadian Thanksgiving I'm going to be celebrating with some Canadian friends. And the American Thanksgiving I'm not going to think about the mistreatment of people, I'm just going to go ahead and give some thanks." 

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CBC Archives - Photos/Videos
Canadian Press / Reuters Photos
Saturday Night Live: Season Two: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) - National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Productions
The Last Waltz (1978) - FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc.
Ronnie Hawkins - Publicist
Bob Dylan & The Band: Down In The Flood (2012) - Sexy Intellectual Production
Legends, Icons & Rebels (2013) - Tundra Books, Random House Canada, Sound It Out
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987) - Delilah Films
'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony' (2012) - Playtone Productions, Home Box Office (HBO)
Eat The Document (1972) - American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Pennebaker Associates