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Seattle Chooses Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12, 2015

The second Monday of October has long been recognized as Columbus Day, but in Seattle, it will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The resolution to change the name of Columbus Day stems from efforts that began in the 1970s by members of the American Indian Movement; efforts continued today by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the many native tribes of the United States, and recognizes the fact that Columbus was not a hero to the native people, whom he sought to enslave upon his arrival here. 
 
 
Watch the video above to find out what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to the Native people of the Pacific Northwest. 

Vision Maker Media is sponsoring paid internships in journalism, media and communications at public television stations around the country for fall, 2015. The purpose of these internships is to increase opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native youth in public media.


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