Slacker’s Syllabus: What Indigenous Peoples’ Day is really all about

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 2019/10/14: Mexica (Aztec) dancer, Alejandro Quintana, of Indi...
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ByRuth Hopkins
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates Native Americans and recognizes them as the first inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States.

It also encourages Americans to learn more about Indigenous peoples, and the true history of colonization.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day takes place on the second Monday in October, in place of Columbus Day.

Columbus Day was first observed in New York City in 1792, in honor of the 300th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World.

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