Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities.
SUPPORT the name change of the holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day (13 states and over 135 cities around the country have already done)!
Why is this important?
We must change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day to honor the true ancestors and descendants of this land. Columbus came looking for gold and enslaved, raped, kidnapped and killed Indigenous people. He was the first to kidnap people and take them across the ocean, officially beginning the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Americans should NOT celebrate or honor him.