Indigenous Voices: Environmental Stewardship and the Politics of Tribal Status

Posted on AllSides November 14th, 2022
From The Left

Indigenous Peoples Day is observed in Pennsylvania and as a federal holiday on Monday, October 10, 2022. It has been a long road for Tribes and Indigenous activists, and their allies, to change Euro-American culture’s elevation of someone  who never even stepped foot in North America. It signals legitimate progress that President Biden, state legislatures and governors, and local lawmakers acknowledge and reprimand Columbus’s role in seeding a massive literal and cultural genocide upon his newly discovered “New World’s” Indigenous populations. Now, we take that national holiday and elevate it...

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