On Oct 12, 2015 it is to my great knowledge that Indigenous Peoples Day is taking momentum. Complex Magazine reports that “Portland, OR – Lawrence, KS – St. Paul, MN – Bexar County, TX – Anadarko, OK – Olympia, WA – Alpena, MI and Carrboro, NC” have all joined in the new celebration of Natives, instead of celebrating the man who is single handedly responsible for their genocide.
Sarah Adams Cornell, a Native American advocate, pleaded to Oklahoma City Council early September- “the fact that our country, our state and our city celebrate this holiday [Columbus Day] around this man who murdered and enslaved and raped indigenous people and decimated an entire population, is something I’ve struggled with for a long time.”
You’re not alone, Sarah.
Best laid out in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, How is Columbus Day still a thing?
image source: The Washington Post