We spoke to a New York-based activist about the movement for indigenous rights throughout the Americas.
Oct. 14, 2019
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Over the past few years, Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been adopted in a number of states and cities in the United States as a justice-oriented answer to Columbus Day — a way to focus on Indigenous people and acknowledge the impact of Christopher Columbus’s voyages to the Americas on the Native people who were already here. But in addition to being a corrective, the day also highlights the Indigenous groups still preserving their cultures in the United States and abroad.
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