Why Indigenous Peoples’ Day is recognized?
“‘This day is about reclaiming histories,’ said Kyle Mays, an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. ‘It’s acknowledging the history of dispossession and violence against Indigenous people.'” (Golden & Fernando, 2023).
“The day is often marked by protests against memorials to Columbus, for environmental justice, for the return of Indigenous lands and in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Tilsen said he often participates in protests a day before celebrating with Native food, performances, art, music and traditional ceremonies.” (Golden & Fernando, 2023).
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