Indigenous People's Day because...murder, rape, torture and enslavement of my people should NOT be honored as a holiday! Native Strong!! African-American Strong!! The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city Photo credit: Alex Garland / Demotix — in Seattle, Washington.
“Indigenous Peoples Day” supplants Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas, to organize against current injustices, and to celebrate Indigenous Resistance.
"Happy Indigenous[ a.k.a. Place-Based Living] Peoples Day. I'm hoping that you'll spend a few minutes thinking about these questions. And then you know, [why not consider] support[ing] a native business, a native artist, go buy a book from a native author. Donat[ing] to Standing Rock. Bring[ing] up native people when we aren't at the table. Remember that we are still here. #interrogatethenarrative #indigenouspeoplesday #wearestillhere — at Voices For Racial Justice."…
It's estimated that over 100 million natives inhabited this country when Columbus landed in 1492. To suggest that Columbus discovered the Americas is to suggest that those who inhabited it were nonentities. The main reason Columbus Day draws opposition is because of how the explorer’s arrival to the New World affected indigenous peoples.