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Today is Columbus Day observed and Indigenous Peoples Day!

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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. 10, 2022, though the landing in the New World was Oct. 12, 1492.

+ The White House: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation 2022 – 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.

First published here in 2021

+ 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 10, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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