Goodbye, Columbus? Here's what Indigenous Peoples' Day means to Native Americans

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2021
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This year marks the first time a U.S. president has officially recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day.

President Biden issued a proclamation on Friday to observe this Oct. 11 as a day to honor Native Americans, their resilience and their contributions to American society throughout history, even as they faced assimilation, discrimination and genocide spanning generations. The move shifts focus from Columbus Day, the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus, which shares the same date as Indigenous Peoples' Day this year.

Dylan Baca, a 19-year-old Arizonan who was instrumental in helping broker the proclamation, is...

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https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1044823626/indigenous-peoples-day-native-americans-columbus

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