Indigenous Peoples Day

Columbus Day was designated a National Holiday in 1934 and a Federal Holiday in 1968. In 1977, a group of Native people at the United Nations first proposed a day to celebrate and honor the contributions of Indigenous people in the United States.

It’s certainly a controversial topic, but more and more cities and states are now recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day, rather than, or in conjunction with Columbus Day.

I’m a mixed race person, with both Indigenous roots and European roots, but, chose to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, so, today, to you, I say “Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!”

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