Tag Archives: Native American Day
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 […]
American Indian Heritage Month is an apt remembrance given that the contributions of the First Americans long preceded and continued after the first Thanksgiving.
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.
Columbus Day has some controversy around it as to the real history behind it.
This is an interesting video asking folks across America to reconsider what Columbus Day represents and whether it is something to celebrate. As October 12 approaches, I always wonder how it is for American Indians living on and off the reservations. Given that Columbus did not discover America and his arrival marked the beginning of […]
Significant contributions of Native Americans to western culture.
Did you know that the history of Native American Day dates back to 1912?