“Indigenous Peoples Day” supplants Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas, to organize against current injustices, and to celebrate Indigenous Resistance.
In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U.S. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well
Indigenous People's Day because...murder, rape, torture and enslavement of my people should NOT be honored as a holiday! Native Strong!! African-American Strong!! The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city Photo credit: Alex Garland / Demotix — in Seattle, Washington.