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This year, PWNA is encouraging everyone to sign our #NativeAware petition that supports House Bill 5473 to permanently change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day nationwide.
Instead of Columbus Day, we celebrate the survival of our cultures and the beauty in the uniqueness of Indigenous peoples… and we remember our ancestors who did not [survive].
Accepting that Columbus performed horrible actions toward indigenous people and not the history taught in school has led to a shift that celebrates not Columbus Day but the survivors of his actions.
Dozens of cities and states across the U.S. have turned away from Columbus Day, instead reclaiming the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Enjoy some of the most interesting Native American news from September, on Native American Day, 40 Under 40, a Native artist, and economic development.
Can you tell me what the upcoming holiday is? Depending on who you are, that answer is going to change. For most, it’s Columbus Day and the history taught in school, and for others, Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day. Regardless of what you call it, the celebration of Columbus can be taken as […]
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In many parts of the U.S., Native American Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday in September. Although not a “national” holiday, Native American Day is a time set aside by individual states to honor, recognize, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage and significant contributions of the indigenous people in their respective states. One of […]
South Dakota was the first state to recognize Native American Day instead of Columbus Day — sending a significant message to all, and remembering Native American leaders who contributed to the history of the state. Columbus is a nice story; he sails the ocean blue and finds a land rich in natural resources and friendly brown people.