Indigenous Peoples Day

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

12.10.2017

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

More than 50 U.S. cities—including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas—celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, in place of the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who massacred and enslaved Arawak indigenous people while opening the door to the European colonization of the Americas. In New… »

02.09.2017

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city’s calendar and replace it with an annual holiday marking Indigenous Peoples Day, in an acknowledgement of the genocide that took place as European powers colonized the Americas. Wednesday’s 14-1 vote makes the second Monday of each… »

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