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Whether as a way to bring power to more marginalized voices, or to lessen the "white-washing" of American history … or maybe just as a simple F-U to the patriarchy, many are trading in Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day.

There are several wins for Native Americans that might make Indigenous Peoples Day more celebratory this year. Things like:

More recognition for the new holiday

President Joe Biden made history last Friday (Oct. 8) after issuing a proclamation calling on the country to honor Native Americans and incorporate more "appropriate ceremonies and activities." He recognized the inherent sovereignty and resilience of Indigenous cultures and marked their contributions to society as invaluable.


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