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Resources for Indigenous Peoples' Day



Monday, October 11th is INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY (Native American Day)!


Indigenous People's Day is a celebration of Native American history and culture, traditionally held on the second Monday of October, which is also marked as the U.S. federal holiday, Columbus Day.


In recent years, public opposition to the celebration of Christopher Columbus and the explorer's associated iniquities against Indigenous people, have caused some states and cities in the U.S. to officially change the day to Indigenous People’s Day.


Similarly, it is celebrated as Día de la Raza, “Day of the Race”, in Spanish-speaking countries and communities.


Learn more at:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/10/08/a-proclamation-indigenous-peoples-day-2021/

AND

https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/informational/columbus-day-myths