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Columbus/Indigenous Day

article County council renames Columbus Day to Native American Day (10/18/2019)
(Maryland) -- October 14, 2019, marked the last Columbus Day in Prince George’s County. Next year, the holiday will be known as Native American Day.
article 14 Powerful Native Leaders to Celebrate on Indigenous People’s Day (10/17/2019)
(USA) -- Alaska State Library, Amy Lou Blood Barney Collection. A record number of cities and states will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day and reject Columbus Day...
article Native American club challenges Fresno State to cancel holiday (10/17/2019)
(California) -- While celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, members of the Fresno State Native American community asked the campus to cut any ties to Columbus Day.
article OP/ED: Let’s Honor the Indigenous (10/16/2019)
(California) -- Oct. 14, 2019 marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday where Native American culture is formally recognized and celebrated.
article Cameron’s Native American Student Association celebrates Indigenous People’s Day (10/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cameron University’s Native American Student Association held their own Indigenous People’s Day event Monday. That started at 10 Monday morning...
article Native American Student Alliance, allies celebrate Indigenous People’s Day (10/16/2019)
(California) -- In the United States, the second Monday in October has historically been known as Columbus Day. However, the Native American Student Alliance honored...
article Native Americans at Harvard College Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day (10/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Undergraduate group Native Americans at Harvard College hosted an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event Monday, celebrating native cultures and...
article Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus (10/16/2019)
(USA) -- A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
article Students Play Key Role in Movement to Abolish Columbus Day (10/16/2019)
(USA) -- After students study Christopher Columbus, the first question is usually, “Why are we celebrating this murderer with a holiday?” Young people are...
article Teacher under fire for wearing sweater with controversial message on Columbus Day (10/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan teacher came under fire for wearing a sweatshirt with a controversial message on Columbus Day, WXYZ reports. Emma Howland-Bolton, a fifth-grade...
article Native Americans at Harvard College Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day (10/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Undergraduate group Native Americans at Harvard College hosted an Indigenous Peoples’ Day event Monday, celebrating native cultures and...
article It’s Not Just About ‘The Day’ — Do We Need Columbus At All? (10/15/2019)
(USA) -- Let’s talk history. Not pre-Columbian history or even 1492 history, but 2002. Seventeen years ago. It was early fall and season four of The Sopranos was...
article ONION: Nation’s Indigenous People Confirm They Don’t Need Special Holiday, Just Large Swaths Of Land Returned Immediately (10/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Affirming the importance of traditions like Columbus Day to other Americans, the nation’s 573 federally recognized Indian nations released a...
article 'Destroy all monuments of genocide': Christopher Columbus statue in San Francisco vandalized (10/15/2019)
(California) -- A statue of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco was vandalized the day before the federal holiday commemorating his arrival in the Americas in 1492.
article Christopher Columbus statue vandalized near Coit Tower San Francisco (10/15/2019)
(California) -- The Christopher Columbus statue near Coit Tower was vandalized Sunday. Red paint covered the face of the controversial colonist, while the base of the...
article Maine’s Native Americans push for more than Indigenous Peoples Day (10/14/2019)
(Maine) -- During a Sunday appearance in Augusta, Native American advocate Sheri Mitchell said the new holiday was "good political capital" and urged attendees...
article Maine’s Native Americans push for more than Indigenous Peoples Day (10/14/2019)
(Maine) -- During a Sunday appearance in Augusta, Native American advocate Sheri Mitchell said the new holiday was "good political capital" and urged attendees...
article NAC: Indigenous Peoples Day (10/14/2019)
(Indian Country) -- New Mexico is commemorating its inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day this year. So are Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. and Maine. The idea to set aside a day...
article Native American Day to be celebrated in South Dakota (10/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- On Monday the state of South Dakota will celebrate Native American Day. Those that celebrate say the holiday is a day of remembrance and memorial. Downtown...
article Some states honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus (10/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
article The truth about Columbus Day, explained (10/14/2019)
(USA) -- There are many good reasons as to why Columbus Day is such a controversial holiday. Like Andrew Jackson, Christopher Columbus is a historical figure who is...
article Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/14/2019)
(USA) -- Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as...
article CARDINAL: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' today and everyday (10/14/2019)
(Canada) -- Happy Indigenous Peoples Day everyone. Remember where you came from. That is the message of today. Have you talked to your mother today? Have you ever...
article Native American museum director: Columbus was far from the first to discover America (10/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For decades, Americans have marked the second Monday in October as “Columbus Day.” Why Columbus? Because, as my generation learned in...
article OP/ED: Columbus Day Is Dying. Indigenous Peoples Day Is the Future. (10/14/2019)
(USA) -- “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”—and in 2019, a growing number of US cities and states are recognizing that the cutesy rhyme we...
article Opinion: On Columbus Day, remember an inspiring Native American (10/14/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Growing up, Columbus Day was simply the day we celebrated the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Today, the focus is changing to the...
article Michael Overall: Tulsa's Native American Day will be unlike any other (10/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In 1935, the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker near the north entrance of Owen Park to commemorate a unique aspect of Tulsa history.
article Robert Anquoe: Native American Day in Tulsa is a chance to reflect on the past and past harms and work for healing and a positive future (10/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- On Monday, the City of Tulsa will celebrate its third Native American Day with a parade, native foods, arts and crafts and cultural exhibitions.
article UWSP Honors Wisconsin Native Tribes for Indigenous Peoples' Day (10/14/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- All 12 of Wisconsin’s indigenous tribes were celebrated at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point on Monday. Veterans carried each tribe’s...
article 'Who discovered who in 1492?': Classes mark first Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Helena (10/14/2019)
(Montana) -- A few Helena Public School classes marked the city's first official Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday. In June, the Helena City Commission passed...
article Salmon pull people together at SOU event (10/14/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Southern Oregon University courtyard filled with people, music, savory smells and celebrations Monday afternoon, as native people from all over the West...
article Cameron University invites community members to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day (10/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In observance of Indigenous People’s Day, which this year is celebrated across the country on Monday, October 14, Cameron University invites...
article Columbus Day no more: Reno to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday (10/13/2019)
(Nevada) -- On Monday, the city of Reno will recognize its first official Indigenous Peoples Day, replacing recognition of Columbus Day. The City Council approved the...
article Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day? Buffalo school kids to decide (10/13/2019)
(New York) -- The movement to observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than Columbus Day, continues in communities across the United...
article Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day? Buffalo school kids to decide (10/13/2019)
(New York) -- The movement to observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than Columbus Day, continues in communities across the United...
article In Hibbing: Columbus Day, Or Indigenous Peoples' Day? (10/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Earlier this week, Allisha LaBarge, a chairperson for the Indian Education Program with the Hibbing School District, sent an email to members of the...
article Indigenous everything. A list of Indigenous Peoples Day events. (10/13/2019)
(Indian Country) -- 'It's a great day to be Indigenous" never gets old when Native people celebrate every second Monday of October, espei. You know that...
article Indigenous Peoples Day to Call for Replacing Columbus Day, Feature Artists (10/13/2019)
(California) -- The second annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration takes place Sunday at Grand Park, which will emphasize a recognition of Native Americans. Los...
article Italian Americans in Reno upset at loss of Columbus Day (10/13/2019)
(Nevada) -- On Oct. 2, the Reno City Council voted unanimously to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October, replacing any official recognition of...
39 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article This Bill Would Preserve Native American Seeds (10/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill recently introduced into Congress would help protect Native American seeds and their history. The bill, called the Native American Seeds...
article An intertribal teaching farm and cultural center grows in Graton (10/16/2019)
(California) -- The Cultural Conservancy, a Native-led non-profit based in San Francisco, is in the early stages of developing an intertribal biocultural center in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

article Longtime NCAI member, volunteer Juanita Daugomah Ahtone dies (10/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Juanita Daugomah Ahtone, a longtime National Congress of American Indians member and volunteer, has died. She was 91. Indian Country Today reports that...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council pushes language preservation and career readiness (10/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved two pieces of legislation during a meeting Tuesday, one involving language preservation. After nudging it along...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article Elizabeth Warren deletes infamous, year-old Native American DNA tweet (10/17/2019)
(New York) -- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has deleted an infamous, year-old post from her social media in which she boasted of a DNA test proving...
1 Article on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article 13th annual Chumash Culture Day to feature Native American singing and dancing (10/15/2019)
(California) -- All ages are welcome to experience California-style Native American singing and dancing during the 13th annual Chumash Culture Day from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m....
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article 'It's a symbol of our strength': Heiltsuk open first Big House in 120 years (10/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Chief Coun. Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation says it's hard to put into words the excitement and emotion she feels at Sunday's opening...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems (10/14/2019)
(British Columbia) -- There's a growing recognition that traditional Indigenous knowledge will be needed to help mitigate the climate crisis, and Justin Sidon wants...
article Eureka plans ceremony for Wiyot Tribe land transfer (10/14/2019)
(California) -- The city of Eureka will host a ceremony to formally transfer lands on Indian Island, back to the Wiyot Tribe. With the “Return of Tuluwat”...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Chiefs of Georgia native tribes call tomahawk chop ‘inappropriate’ (10/14/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves’ front office says it will hold talks with Native Americans during the offseason in deciding whether to keep or axe the 27-year-old...
1 Article on this Issue

White Mountain Apache

article Pilot of plane downed near tribal land says leaders misrepresented his recovery effort (10/14/2019)
(Arizona) -- The pilot of a World War II-era plane that crashed either on or near the Fort Apache Indian Reservation last year is disputing claims made by the White...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article American Indians plan protest when Washington Redskins visit the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium (10/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Minnesota Vikings may be playing the Washington Redskins inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, but there also could be significant action...
article Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland (10/18/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being...
article ‘Spy Boy Dow’ celebrating Black Masking Indians premieres tonight at Film Festival (10/18/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Dow Michael Edwards — a lawyer from Uptown New Orleans who grew up loving the Black Masking Indian culture — is headed for a big screen debut...
article Remembering the time Native Americans created a village on Alcatraz (10/17/2019)
(California) -- The first ferry to Alcatraz usually leaves at 8:45 a.m. But when the earliest guests arrived at the island on Indigenous Peoples Day, they weren’t...
article How to Reconstruct Lewis and Clark’s Journey: Follow the Mercury-laden Latrine Pits (10/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The epic venture undertaken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to find a passage from the Missouri River to the Pacific left Camp Dubois in...
article Traditional Native foods are the key ingredient in the Sioux Chef’s healthy cooking (10/17/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Sean Sherman, better known as the Sioux Chef, uses ingredients native to the Americas to draw attention to the long-forgotten Native culinary tradition.
article Video: Sanarut 'they are carving' (10/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- A special group of people meet every year just before the Alaska Federation of Natives convenes. Reporter Joaqlin Estus and photojournalist Craig Baumann...
article ‘Nanyehi’ Short Film to be Featured at Will Rogers Tribute on Nov. 2 (10/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The “Nanyehi” short film is being showcased at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on Nov. 2. The screening is offered as part of the annual...
article The Chitimacha Tribe Of Louisiana Prepares For 6th Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2019 (10/17/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Committee is proud to announce the 6th Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2019, presented by Keta Group...
article Roxana Quispe Collante Makes History by Defending Her PhD Dissertation in Quechua (10/17/2019)
(Peru) -- Roxana Quispe Collante made history. On Tuesday, she became the first person to defend her dissertation in Quechua at the Universidad San Marcos, successfully...
article 'Symbolic rent': Seattle residents pay reparations to Native American tribe (10/16/2019)
(Washington) -- Every month, business coach Maggie Karshner makes three rent payments: one for her apartment, another for her office and the third to the Duwamish tribe.
article Not All Indian Reservations Are Alike (10/16/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Back when I taught political science, a phrase I used when preparing students for the tests was "he who makes distinctions well, teaches well....
article The Wokini Initiative works to strengthen American Indian student success (10/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Since South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced the plan in 2016, the Wokini Initiative has been thriving.
article UCM to host Adams-Cornell for 'Matriarch: Indigenous Women Shaping Social Justice' (10/16/2019)
(Missouri) -- Leading up to the annual Trading Moons Powwow, the University of Central Missouri will host Sarah Adams-Cornell for a guest lecture entitled "...
article Beardy's and Okemasis band councillor wants help restoring Treaty 6 monument (10/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Kevin Seesequasis has fretted for years about the condition of a historic monument honouring the signing of Treaty 6. This weekend, the band councillor...
article CAFE 541: A deeper dive into Crater Lake (10/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- There are a few facts about Crater Lake National Park that are abundantly clear — it's the only national park in Oregon, it was formed by a volcano...
article Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville (10/16/2019)
(Tennessee) -- In the midst of downtown Nashville on a bright Sunday afternoon, an audience of several dozen at the Tennessee State Museum was reminded that the Cherokee...
article County to consider stronger Native American artifact protections (10/16/2019)
(California) -- Declaring every Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples Day in Monterey County, the Board of Supervisors is poised to look at more effectively protecting Native...
article Lawyer and Riel descendant says Métis history goes beyond Louis Riel (10/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A new book by Jean Teillet, a Métis treaty negotiator and lawyer, is filling the gaps of Métis culture and history and the role it plays on the plains...
article Native American Group Seeks to Slow Alamo Church Renovation (10/16/2019)
(Texas) -- A Native American group is calling on officials to slow down the renovation of the Alamo church in San Antonio, after archaeological reports showed human...

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