Tag: IndigenousPeoplesDay

Celebrate UN’s Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Language is focus of this year's eventGuterres was welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori ceremony in May. photo: UN/Mark GartenUN Secretary General, António Guterres, released the following statement today to mark United Nation's Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: "This year marks the International Year of...

Indigenous Peoples Day vs. Columbus Day

Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1942 to "discover" the Americas. His arrival has been celebrated by American citizens on the 2nd Monday of October since Columbus Day became a federal holiday in 1937, but recently more and more cities are instead observing Indigenous Peoples Day to commemorate the history and contributions of indigenous peoples across the country. Those against the...