October 14, 2019
8 Indigenous Rights Groups To Support On Indigenous Peoples' Day This Year
Author: Caroline Burke
Columbus Day, which commemorates Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, has been recognized as a federal holiday since the 1930s, despite its genocidal roots. But after Berkeley, California renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day in 1992, people have urged their cities and states to do the same. This year, if you'd rather celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and take meaningful action, there are plenty of Indigenous rights organizations that are worthy of your attention.