Recognizing and Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

"Indigenous Peoples Day" by Robbt licensed under CC BY 2.0
Indigenous Peoples Day” by Robbt licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: NPR

More states are beginning to recognize Indigenous People’s Day, celebrated on October 2 to honor indigenous people, and as a protest against the celebration of Columbus Day.

Columbus Day Celebration is seen by many as a celebration of colonialism, or as Bill Means told Minnesota Public Radio in 2014, the “mascot off American colonialism in the Western Hemisphere,” that for many is a reminder of the pain experienced by native people in America.

Currently, many states in U.S. states do not mandate a paid day off for the holiday and many do not recognize the holiday, such as Hawaii and Oregon.

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