Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 12

Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 12

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League of Women Voters Honors Indigenous Americans

October 12th has historically been celebrated as Columbus Day, but today the League of Women Voters, instead, wishes to honor the land we are on and its native peoples.

Doing so is important for a few reasons:
  • To offer recognition and respect;
  • To counter the "doctrine of discovery" with the true story of the people who were already here;
  • To support larger truth-telling and reconciliation efforts; and
  • To remind ourselves that colonization is still an ongoing process.
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