9 cities abolish Columbus Day in favor Indigenous Peoples’ Day


B00Mer
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9 cities abolish Columbus Day in favor Indigenous Peoples’ Day



Nine cities in states across the US have pressed for resolutions to recognize October 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day. Eight of those cities passed resolutions in the last two months and three adopted a resolution just this week.
The City Council of Albuquerque, New Mexico voted six to three on Thursday to recognize October 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in a new proclamation:

“Albuquerque recognizes the occupation of New Mexico’s homelands for the building of our City and knows indigenous nations have lived upon this land since time immemorial and values the process of our society accomplished through and by American Indian thought, culture, technology.”

The proclamation noted 500 years of Indian resistance since the arrival of Christopher Columbus and marked the day “in an effort to reveal a more accurate historical record of the ‘discovery’ of the United States of America,” and to “recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples despite enormous efforts against native nations.”

On October 7, the City Council of Lawrence, Kansas supported efforts from students from Haskell University to have the city honor their ancestors by declaring October 12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

On Tuesday, Portland’s City Council also declared Indigenous Peoples’ Day, something tribal leaders have been seeking since 1954, as did the City Council of Bexas County, Texas, according to US Uncut. Local San Antonio activists are pressing for the same.

In August, lawmakers in St. Paul, Minnesota declared that October 12 was to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day. The city of Minneapolis passed their resolution a year ago.

Minneapolis City Councilwoman Alondra Cano, who represents the diverse 9th Ward, told RT that tribal councils and indigenous peoples have been raising awareness about the myths of Christopher Columbus and his legacy since the civil rights movement. Through that work, they were able to connect to young people who, during a mayoral forum in 2013, asked candidates if they would support Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Current Mayor Betsy Hodges pledged she would.

“It is important to recognize there is a strategy on the ground. There is organizing that happened to help advance these policy agendas at the city council level,” said Cano.

In September, Anadarko, Oklahoma’s proclamation was signed while surrounded by leaders from the Apache, Choctaw, Delaware, and Wichita tribes, among others.

Meanwhile, Mayor Matt Waligora of Alpena, Michigan said the city wants “to develop a strong and productive relationship with all indigenous peoples, including the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, based on mutual respect and trust.”

Olympia, Washington also supported a name change resolution in August, joining Bellingham.

In March, the Newstead Town Council in Erie County, New York voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day after being petitioned by their local high school lacrosse team, the Arkon Tigers.

In New York this weekend, the Redhawk Native American Arts Council will bring together over 500 indigenous American artists, educators, singers and dancers from 75 different nations on Randall’s Island in New York for a Native American Festival and pow-wow. It is the first pow-wow to be held in Manhattan.



On Monday, organizer Cliff Matias said they would celebrate Indigenous People’s Day and recognize America’s earliest native tribes.

“Not so much an anti-Columbus Day but a celebration of indigenous peoples’ culture,” Matias told RT. “It is 500 years and we are still here to share our culture, so that’s pretty amazing. If you look at Columbus’ journey here, and the colonization, and the genocide, and the slavery he brought to this hemisphere, we probably weren’t supposed to make it 500 years later, but our traditions, our culture, they are here.”

Matias said making it an official holiday in New York will take a lot of negotiating, but he intends to capture people’s hearts first and their minds later. The population of indigenous groups in New York is small, unlike places like Seattle and Minneapolis.

“Then there is a large population of Italian Americans who for some reason align themselves with this idea of Columbus being an Italian American,” said Matias. “He never made it out of the Caribbean, and was sent back to face charges. So even then Columbus was seen as a criminal who filled his ships with rapists, murders and thieves. We are hoping to generate some interest that Columbus is not a great representative. I always say they should have Frank Sinatra Day.”

In 1990, the state of South Dakota, with its large Dakota Nation, established Native Americans’ Day on the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ so-called founding of America, in order to rename the day for the great Native American leaders who contributed so much to the history of the state. Berkeley, California began their Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 1992.

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It took the city of Seattle until October 2014 for the council to declare Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The news was heralded by the sound of drums and loud cheers, and an impromptu singing of the American Indian Movement song in City Hall.

Educator Matt Remle from the Lakota tribe led the effort there, which required five years of negotiating with tribal councils before a resolution could be written, but he said the biggest catalyst has been the use of the internet in native communities.

“With native communities utilizing the internet and social media to tell essentially our own stories, The Last Real Indians [website] was started with the basic idea that native issues, Indian issues, are seldom if ever covered in mainstream media,” he said.

“So instead of trying to bang on their doors… we just do it ourselves as native peoples. So what you've probably been seeing over the past several years is natives capitalizing on that, and being able to tell our own stories and to reach ….globally.”

Remle said that after Seattle recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day, other cities reached out to petition for the same celebration.

source: https://www.rt.com/usa/318178-cities...-columbus-day/ (external - login to view)
 
Machjo
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I'd rather neither as an official statutory holiday; but between the two, Indigenous Peoples Day is preferable.
 
Cannuck
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I feel sorry for any group of people that feel they need a day to commemorate/recognize themselves.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

I'd rather neither as an official statutory holiday; but between the two, Indigenous Peoples Day is preferable.

A definite affront to old Chris. He'll be reverberating in the grave!
 
DaSleeper
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IdRatherBeSkiing
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They should just call it for what the holiday really is ... Thanksgiving.

The November thing is Football Day.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

"politically correct culture." - Dr. Ben Carson

Think he got it right.. just like the Queen Charlotte Islands and Seattle Redskins.

Everyone speaks of the atrocities done to the Native Indians, how about the Wagon Burners rapeing, pillaging, killing settlers.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

"politically correct culture." - Dr. Ben Carson

Think he got it right.. just like the Queen Charlotte Islands and Seattle Redskins.

Everyone speaks of the atrocities done to the Native Indians, how about the Wagon Burners rapeing, pillaging, killing settlers.

I think you are thinking of the Mormons. And Columbus was a major assh0le.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

I think you are thinking of the Mormons.

The Indians were savages, even killing each other's tribes.. nomads at best.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

The Indians were savages, even killing each other's tribes.. nomads at best.

Well, you just proved why education is sorely lacking in today's society. You lived in Texas you say. That might explain your ignorance. Have a good day.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

The Indians were savages, even killing each other's tribes.. nomads at best.

Now don't you go and ruin Cliffy's illusions.....he be trippin on native culture, doncha know....
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Well, you just proved why education is sorely lacking in today's society. You lived in Texas you say. That might explain your ignorance. Have a good day.

Cliffy grow a brain.. Indians attacked raped and killed each other and captured slaves..

You need an education, you have been brainwashed by CBC. Then again that's probably the only channel you get with the rabbit ears on your TV.

The warrior culture was very strong in all native peoples. In the Plains, which is where most people seem to visualize American Indians, the coming of the horse allowed the men to go out and hunt enough to feed their families for longer periods, than it was possible when they'd creep out among the herds in a buffalo hide, so they could kill them.

The horse also allowed them to travel to visit their enemies, steal horses, count coup, and earn honors, honors that would gain them prestige, and eventually brides.

Also some tribes fought with the Europeans against other tribes too.

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Now don't you go and ruin Cliffy's illusions.....he be trippin on native culture, doncha know....

Yeah, you know he'd be trippin, down to the neighbourhood sleeze bag motel with a 6 pack of Molson Canadian for pocahontas to give her a little poke that night.
 
Ludlow
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Just another reason for the post office to be closed. What I've read about Colombo isn't good. But He's not the only one. Maybe we can have a holiday called "Thief Day"
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Just another reason for the post office to be closed. What I've read about Colombo isn't good. But He's not the only one. Maybe we can have a holiday called "Thief Day"

Colombo Facepalm



Columbus you fool..
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

The Indians were savages, even killing each other's tribes.. nomads at best.

Differing from Europeans how?
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Colombo Facepalm



Columbus you fool..

Yeah me spellings atrocious I orta be shot
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Eliminate Columbus Day and give us the day after Thanksgiving off. Call it Retail Day.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Differing from Europeans how?

1800's was fun times for all..

Nation building into the greatest nation on earth.. until January 20, 2009.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

1800's was fun times for all..

Nation building into the greatest nation on earth.. until January 20, 2009.

Jr. was in power long before that.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Jr. was in power long before that.

Jr. didn't quadruple the national debt..and I voted for Jr.

...and would vote for Jeb in a heartbeat.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

"politically correct culture." - Dr. Ben Carson

Think he got it right.. just like the Queen Charlotte Islands and Seattle Redskins.

Everyone speaks of the atrocities done to the Native Indians, how about the Wagon Burners rapeing, pillaging, killing settlers.

Maybe that was their way of expressing to our ancestors that they should f**k off pronto!
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Maybe that was their way of expressing to our ancestors that they should f**k off pronto!

Think about that for a minute...

You wouldn't be here, have the family you have, or your loved ones...

You willing to sacrifice what you have and your loved ones and change history? or are you pretty content with your life, home, family... in short the way things have played out so far.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Think about that for a minute...

You wouldn't be here, have the family you have, or your loved ones...

You willing to sacrifice what you have and your loved ones and change history? or are you pretty content with your life, home, family... in short the way things have played out so far.

Sounds like you're a fan of manifest destiny .
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Sounds like you're a fan of manifest destiny .

You don't know shjt from shinola...
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Cliffy grow a brain.. Indians attacked raped and killed each other and captured slaves..

You need an education, you have been brainwashed by CBC. Then again that's probably the only channel you get with the rabbit ears on your TV.

The warrior culture was very strong in all native peoples. In the Plains, which is where most people seem to visualize American Indians, the coming of the horse allowed the men to go out and hunt enough to feed their families for longer periods, than it was possible when they'd creep out among the herds in a buffalo hide, so they could kill them.

The horse also allowed them to travel to visit their enemies, steal horses, count coup, and earn honors, honors that would gain them prestige, and eventually brides.

Also some tribes fought with the Europeans against other tribes too.



Yeah, you know he'd be trippin, down to the neighbourhood sleeze bag motel with a 6 pack of Molson Canadian for pocahontas to give her a little poke that night.

And you read too much "white" BS history. Yes there was war among some tribes but there were advanced civilizations in the Americas when Europeans were still humping their sheep and slaughtering each other with broadswords. The Great Plains horse culture did not even exist before colonization. The Sioux, for example were agrarian (farmers to you) who were forced out onto the plains by colonization and westward migrations of other displaced tribes. BTW, I am well educated and I get my information from ethnographers, anthropologists and archaeologist, the Smithsonian, etc, not from old western Holiweird movies like you. And I don't boink anything the will stand still like you either. So take your ignorant azz and piss off.
 
Curious Cdn
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We never had Columbus Day. That is a furrin thing.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

And you read too much "white" BS history. Yes there was war among some tribes but there were advanced civilizations in the Americas when Europeans were still humping their sheep and slaughtering each other with broadswords. The Great Plains horse culture did not even exist before colonization. The Sioux, for example were agrarian (farmers to you) who were forced out onto the plains by colonization and westward migrations of other displaced tribes. BTW, I am well educated and I get my information from ethnographers, anthropologists and archaeologist, the Smithsonian, etc, not from old western Holiweird movies like you. And I don't boink anything the will stand still like you either. So take your ignorant azz and piss off.

I actually watch the History Channel, the Smithsonian Channel and read books to get my knowledge on Native Indians. What's funny is you take everything I say at face value... it's the Internet dude, don't believe everything you read online, particularly a fukking forum.

I think you like blowing your own horn a little to much Cliffy, many people that are intellectually challenged, like to overcompensate and brag, just like you're doing..

wwwyoutubecomwatchvJ8RiNRMPZjo

 
Ludlow
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"too"

Kenneth C Davis writes in his don't know much series quite a bit about the history of America and the experiences of the native peoples.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Think about that for a minute...

You wouldn't be here, have the family you have, or your loved ones...

You willing to sacrifice what you have and your loved ones and change history? or are you pretty content with your life, home, family... in short the way things have played out so far.

I'd sacrifice you for half a tuna sandwich.

But I don't mean that in a bad way. . .
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I'd sacrifice you for half a tuna sandwich.

But I don't mean that in a bad way. . .

Oh you're sharp today.... like the blunt end of an egg.
 

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