Indigenous People’s Day

Read this, please.

Especially this, which I’ve heard critiqued recently (as in, let’s just do away with a holiday on this day entirely, which maybe just eases white people by allowing us to forget):

“Why can’t Indigenous Peoples Day be on a different day?

“Not only is it important to reject the celebration of colonialism in the form of ‘Columbus Day,’ but it’s also important to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles in its place. Indigenous Peoples are so often erased in society, that many forget Indigenous peoples still exist. For this reason, it’s important to begin to undo some of the harm done through this holiday, and to correct the false histories that have been inscribed.”

FAQ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.