Monday, February 22, 2016

Update & Education: Change Columbus Day to Indigenous Heritage Day



Below is the press and support so far. Please share and sign. We have local, national and international support! Thank you everyone, we can do this! 

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/city-of-buffalo-resolution?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=10621242




Several major cities in America have been successful in changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day to celebrate and recognize Indigenous People to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Indigenous nations add to all cities. 


The City of Buffalo has a strong history of American Indian culture. It is time for the city to reflect and honor that tradition in order to progress, recognize and celebrate the history of Indigenous People. 

International Day of the World's Indigenous People already exists in August, first commemorated by the U.N. 

This petition is for the abolition of Christopher Columbus Day, the 2nd Monday in October, an outdated and historically incorrect celebration, in favor of Indigenous [Heritage] Day.
 

Buffalo News/City Hallways/Politics Now Article
 

Buffalo Rising Article

Mogul Article

Remember Native Americans. Org

Native American and First Nations Cultures


Indigenous Environmental Network. Org

Medium

Time Warner News

WGRZ NBC Ch 2 News


Please join us in sharing, signing and educating yourself on historical fact and the genocide of Indigenous people.  

Please join us in progressing towards a healing society. 

Research this issue on your own.


Encyclopaedia Britannica



Harvard


There are numerous books and articles that go in depth to disturbing and detailed personal letters and logs, voyages, conquests, imperialism and colonization including the agony endured by several Indigenous tribes under the direction of Columbus.

As far as "America" is concerned, this land was founded by the Indigenous that inhabited it. 

We cannot alter the past, however, we can change the present and the future. 

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/city-of-buffalo-resolution?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=10621242

"Past the elementary and high schools, there are only occasional hints of something else. Samuel Eliot Morison, the Harvard historian, was the most distinguished writer on Columbus, the author of a multi-volume biography, and was himself a sailor who retraced Columbus's route across the Atlantic. In his popular book Christopher Columbus, Mariner, written in 1954, he tells about the enslavement and the killing:

"The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide."- from Howard Zinn

Support: 

Buffalo News, Buffalo Rising, Mogul, Remember Native Americans. Org, Native American and First Nations Cultures, Medium, Indigenous Environmental Network. Org, Time Warner, Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force, Native American Cultural Center of Rochester & Syracuse, National Native American Indian Heritage Month, Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc., Sacred Ecology Films, Seneca Nation Media & Communications Center, Sacred Ecology, WGRZ NBC CH 2. 




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