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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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Disney Signed Contract to Respectfully Portray Indigenous People for Hit Movie ‘Frozen 2’

Disney’s (No. 20 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) “Frozen 2” is currently in theaters breaking box office records, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new animated sequel went in a slightly different direction than its blockbuster predecessor “Frozen.” The creators of the film, Jennifer Lee, Chris…

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President Ignores Native American Heritage Month, Makes It About White Founding Fathers Instead

November is Native American Heritage Month, meant to honor the ancient cultures of native people in the United States as well as bring awareness to the atrocities brought against them by colonists, politicians and soldiers. But last week, President Donald Trump decided to make November “National American History and Founders…