Monday, October 9, 2023

Today is National Indigenous Peoples' Day

Today is National Indigenous Peoples' Day! This is a day to appreciate and pay respect to the people who first came to this land - the Native Americans.

Daysoftheyear (dot) com says - "With the recognition that history over the first 200 years of the United States was written from the perspective of the white person, perhaps National Indigenous Peoples’ Day would be a time, especially for white Americans, to consider a different perspective. Get beyond what was taught in school and get educated on how the story actually happened before the territory of what is now the United States was settled.

Read some books, watch some documentaries and do some research on websites to find out more. Consider some of these books for getting more educated:

  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Book Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  • The People: A History of Native America by R. David Edmunds
  • A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Radicalized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism by Daniel Sjursen"
Learn and celebrate - give honor and respect. National Indigenous Peoples' Day is a day for all of these things - as should every day.

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