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Columbus Day Observed, Indigenous Peoples Day!

“Protesters marched in an Indigenous Peoples Day rally in Boston on Oct. 10, 2020, as part of a demonstration to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Boston made that change last week.”
Photo: Erin Clark, Boston Globe via Getty Images, NPR

Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day observed

+ History.com: Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. The federal holiday was enacted in 1937. Columbus Day is observed Monday Oct. 11, 2021, though the landing in the New World was Oct. 12, 1492.

+ The White House: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation – our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations.

+ Daily Kos: Biden becomes first U.S. president to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

+ NPR: Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to Native Americans

+ The Washington Post: The first Columbus Day was born of violence — and political calculation

Posted by Steve on October 11, 2021 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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