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Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day (November 1, 2017)
For the surviving Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants, the significance of Native American Day in South Dakota should equal or surpass the annual Oglala Nation Powwow.

Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville
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Albert Bender: Native community celebrates first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Nashville (October 19, 2017)
In the wake of the proclamation of Mayor Megan Berry and the resolution of the Metro Nashville City Council both recognizing October 9 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a celebration was held here by members of the local Native community.

Trump ignores Native people on Columbus Day while campaign touts '1492' sale
National | Politics
Trump ignores Native people on Columbus Day while campaign touts '1492' sale (October 10, 2017)
President Donald Trump ignored Native Americans on Columbus Day but his campaign arm was happy to keep the holiday alive.

The Conversation: How Christopher Columbus was resurrected in the United States
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The Conversation: How Christopher Columbus was resurrected in the United States (October 9, 2017)
Christopher Columbus the man died more than 500 years ago. Christopher Columbus the legend is still being dismantled.

Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day
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Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 9, 2017)
On October 5, Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, took the momentous step of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people
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André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (November 7, 2016)
'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'

Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day
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Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day (October 14, 2016)
American Indian Day is wonderful, but another idea is taking hold across the country.

Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event
Law | National
Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event (October 13, 2016)
A woman was hospitalized after a pickup truck rammed through the Abolish KKKolumbus Day protest in Reno, Nevada.

Editorial: Businesses can't continue to ignore Native American Day
Business | Opinion
Editorial: Businesses can't continue to ignore Native American Day (October 13, 2016)
It happens every year and we have been fighting it for 26 year now.

Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer
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Cronkite News: Moving beyond a holiday named for an explorer (October 12, 2016)
Elvira Bitsoi, principal at a school on the Navajo Nation: 'As a people, we’ve moved on from Columbus.'

Russell Stevenson: Why we must support Indigenous People's Day
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Russell Stevenson: Why we must support Indigenous People's Day (March 7, 2016)
Memorializing Indigenous People’s Day recognizes the price they paid for the Columbian presence in the New World.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day
Education | National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day (February 4, 2016)
Students at Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh, New York, came up with the idea after learning more about Christopher Columbus and his impacts on indigenous peoples.

Brown University joins growing Indigenous People's Day movement
Education | National
Brown University joins growing Indigenous People's Day movement (February 4, 2016)
Native Americans at Brown, a student group, persuaded faculty to make the change.

Steven Newcomb: Celebrating Original Nations and Peoples Day
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Steven Newcomb: Celebrating Original Nations and Peoples Day (October 28, 2015)
A noticeable trend has emerged in recent years as more and more cities in the United States drop 'Columbus Day' in favor of 'Indigenous Peoples Day.'

Dana Lone Elk: We are here and we are not going anywhere
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Dana Lone Elk: We are here and we are not going anywhere (October 21, 2015)
I was recently asked why we think we need a Native American Day?

Bayard Johnson: Columbus invented the protocol of colonization
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Bayard Johnson: Columbus invented the protocol of colonization (October 12, 2015)
Columbus could have come in peace. History would be much different.

Valerie Strauss: From Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day
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Valerie Strauss: From Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day (October 12, 2015)
The Old World got chocolate (and many other things) and the New World got wheat, along with bubonic plague, chicken pox, cholera, malaria, measles, typhoid, etc., which decimated the populations of indigenous peoples Columbus found living on the islands he 'discovered.'

Kris Lane: Columbus was clearly not a friend to Native peoples
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Kris Lane: Columbus was clearly not a friend to Native peoples (October 9, 2015)
Colonialism is never pretty, and in his treatment of native peoples, Columbus was following Spanish and Portuguese trading and slaving practices.

Brian Vallie: A message for the indigenous peoples of America
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Brian Vallie: A message for the indigenous peoples of America (October 14, 2014)
Bringing Native nations a special PowerPoint of Evil from Christopher Columbus.

Editorial: Genocide and slavery are the realities of our history
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Editorial: Genocide and slavery are the realities of our history (October 13, 2014)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will share the truth about Christopher Columbus on Indigenous People's Day.

Tribe and city in Michigan to observe Indigenous Peoples Day
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Tribe and city in Michigan to observe Indigenous Peoples Day (October 9, 2014)
The designation is not meant as a replacement for Columbus Day.

Answer Sheet: How is Columbus Day still a thing in US today?
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Answer Sheet: How is Columbus Day still a thing in US today? (October 9, 2014)
Searching for some answers to the question -- why do some Americans still celebrate Columbus Day?

Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history (October 8, 2014)
What constitutes a lie? There is the obvious verbal and written distortions of the truth but what is not said may also be deemed a lie.

Jessica Carro: Columbus ignored in most countries except US
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Jessica Carro: Columbus ignored in most countries except US (October 8, 2014)
Jessica Carro wonders why America celebrates Christopher Columbus while most other countries ignore him.

Largest city in Washington welcomes Indigenous Peoples' Day
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Largest city in Washington welcomes Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 7, 2014)
Tribal leaders and members from across the state pushed for the resolution.

Washington city could turn Columbus Day into Coast Salish Day
National | Politics
Washington city could turn Columbus Day into Coast Salish Day (October 2, 2014)
Roxanne Murphy, a member of the Nooksack Tribe who serves on the city council in Bellingham, came up with the idea.

City leaders in Seattle postpone vote on Indigenous Peoples' Day
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City leaders in Seattle postpone vote on Indigenous Peoples' Day (September 3, 2014)
The city council was set to approve the resolution at a meeting on Tuesday but members postponed the vote after Mayor Ed Murray requested a delay.

Opinion: Indigenous People's Day deserves national recognition
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Opinion: Indigenous People's Day deserves national recognition (May 13, 2014)
Student calls on the U.S. to recognize Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus Day.

Minnesota city replaces Columbus Day with Chief Red Wing Day
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Minnesota city replaces Columbus Day with Chief Red Wing Day (May 1, 2014)
The city council in Red Wing, Minnesota, voted to replace Columbus Day with Chief Red Wing Day.

Native Sun News: Minneapolis adopts Indigenous People's Day
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Minneapolis adopts Indigenous People's Day (May 1, 2014)
Columbus Day is still there but the city of Minneapolis will now refer to the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day.

MPR: Minneapolis welcomes Indigenous People's Day  2014
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MPR: Minneapolis welcomes Indigenous People's Day 2014 (April 28, 2014)
Minneapolis welcomes a new holiday -- Indigenous People's Day.

Opinion: 5 reasons for Indigenous People's Day in Minneapolis
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Opinion: 5 reasons for Indigenous People's Day in Minneapolis (April 25, 2014)
Writer supports renaming of Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minneapolis city council to vote on Columbus Day change
National | Politics
Minneapolis city council to vote on Columbus Day change (April 21, 2014)
The city council in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will vote on a resolution to change the name of Columbus Day.

Editorial: Take pride in  Native American Day in South Dakota
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Editorial: Take pride in Native American Day in South Dakota (September 10, 2013)
South Dakota’s citizens have never really taken pride in the fact that they are residents of a state that is the only one of the 50 that has a state holiday named Native American Day.

California bill replaces Columbus Day  with   Native American Day
Politics
California bill replaces Columbus Day with Native American Day (January 9, 2013)
California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D) introduced a bill to make Native American Day an official holiday in the state. Native American Day is currently recognized on the fourth Monday in...

Steven Newcomb: Obama ignores consequence  of colonization
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Steven Newcomb: Obama ignores consequence of colonization (October 15, 2012)
"Pursuant to two congressional resolutions, President Barack Obama proclaimed Monday October 8, 2012 as Columbus Day. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with...

Larry Spotted Crow Mann:  Lasting  thoughts on Columbus Day
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Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Lasting thoughts on Columbus Day (October 10, 2012)
"The most disturbing fact is that outside the Native American circle there seems to be very few who actually understand and took the time to learn who Christopher Columbus really...

Native Sun News:     South Dakota    observes Native American Day
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Native Sun News: South Dakota observes Native American Day (October 9, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. For 22 years now, South Dakota has observed Native American...

Column: All quiet with no protest on Columbus Day in Colorado
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Column: All quiet with no protest on Columbus Day in Colorado (October 9, 2012)
"Last year, Columbus Day seemed on a particular collision course. While the annual Columbus Day Parade was gearing up downtown, the anti-Columbus Day protesters were gathering outside the Capitol --...

Ray Cook: Going   a week without saying   lost European's name
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Ray Cook: Going a week without saying lost European's name (October 9, 2012)
"I am trying to write this day without mentioning the lost European’s name. There are store sales in his honor. That’s a distinctly American thing; if you are a dead...

Dana Lone Hill: No celebration for a  murderer in South Dakota
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Dana Lone Hill: No celebration for a murderer in South Dakota (October 8, 2012)
"Every year I carry a certain pride inside, even though as Lakota we are not supposed to be proud, but with a certain arrogance, I am happy I am from...

Democracy Now: Celebrating the Real History of the Americas
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Democracy Now: Celebrating the Real History of the Americas (October 8, 2012)
"As the nation commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the so-called "New World" in 1492, indigenous activists at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, are pushing for schools to...

Vi Waln: Thoughts on Columbus Day and misuse of   ceremonies
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Vi Waln: Thoughts on Columbus Day and misuse of ceremonies (October 8, 2012)
This week most of the country is observing Columbus Day. Some of the states now call it Native American or Indigenous People’s Day. In any case, it is a day...

Students: Christopher Columbus  was   murderer of many tribes
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Students: Christopher Columbus was murderer of many tribes (October 13, 2011)
"We should not continue to celebrate Christopher Columbus with a national holiday in his honor. Columbus was selfish and a liar. Before Columbus and his crew left to find a...

Opinion: Include Indigenous People's Day in your celebration
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Opinion: Include Indigenous People's Day in your celebration (October 11, 2011)
"Until I was living in New Jersey, I had no idea that Columbus Day, which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, could be such a big deal. My son...

Monique Vondall-Rieke:  Columbus Day and who  came first?
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Monique Vondall-Rieke: Columbus Day and who came first? (October 11, 2011)
"On the eve of what most Americans celebrate as “Columbus Day” I found myself turning to the History Channel to watch “Who Really Discovered America?” I was instantly upset by...

Opinion: Learning the real history about Christopher Columbus
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Opinion: Learning the real history about Christopher Columbus (October 7, 2011)
"A generation ago, Columbus Day (Oct. 10) was one of the major holidays of the year. It was the one day off from school in October. It was commem-...

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