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Wednesday
Oct112017

More Cities, States, Universities Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day

Los Angeles celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time this year (October, 2017)—the latest city to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day INSTEAD of Columbus Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day corrects the notion that America was discovered by a white man. The raising up of the European takeover of the lands Indigenous Peoples’ had tended for centuries gets U.S. history off on a wrong foot, one devoid of truth. It has contributed to the genocide of people whose worldview, ironically, valued sharing with the invading “settlers” then, and continues to be committed to interdependence today. So let’s toast all the cities, states, and universities correcting a destructive lie in the story of America.

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