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Indigenous Peoples Day

President Biden and the White House Officially Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the First Time Ever

The first celebrations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the U.S. took place more than 40 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the White House officially marked the important day. CNN’s Donald Judd reported that ahead of the official designation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 11, President Joe…

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What You Need to Know About Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates Native American peoples and recognizes their histories and cultures in a progressive counter-celebration to the federally recognized Columbus Day. Many Indigenous and non-Indigenous people reject celebrating Christopher Columbus because of the violent colonization he represents as a historical figure. The grade-school notion of “Columbus discovered America”…

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Andrew Cuomo Uses N-word in Radio Interview

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the n-word live on-air during a radio interview Tuesday. Cuomo, who regularly appears as a guest on The Roundtable with Alan Chartock on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, was discussing the controversy around celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day simultaneously on Monday. Early on…