Tag: Native American

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fauci Again Blames Institutional Racism for COVID-19’s Impact on Black People; Biden Nominates First-Ever Native American to Cabinet; and More

Fauci blames “double whammy” and institutional racism for increased COVID-19 impact on the Black community. As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, Black and Brown Americans are still being impacted at a disproportionate rate, with death and infections rates more than 30% higher than those of whites. And following similar comments…

Indigenous, peoples, day

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”…

National Day of Mourning, Native Americans, Thanksgiving

National Day of Mourning Enters 50th Year in 2019

The National Day of Mourning, which commemorates the genocide of Native Americans every fourth Thursday of November instead of Thanksgiving, is now in its 50th year. It began in 1970, when a member and leader of the tribe that had originally met the pilgrims from the Mayflower landing wanted to…

Native American Heritage Month

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…