“i live on the land of the massachusett people. they were killed in droves by infectious diseases brought by european settlers in the 1600s, and their national sovereignty was stripped from them in 1869 by the state that took their name, but the land is still unceded. today i celebrate the resilience of indigenous people everywhere.”
– my friend Elizabeth, on Facebook
She also passed along the following posts, which are important reads:
–A Columbus Day challenge.
–Celebrating indigenous peoples, not Columbus.
–Telling the truth about Columbus Day.
–Savage and alive: Native students respond on Indigenous People’s Day.
–An Ojibwe view of Columbus Day.
–Mutilation and other carnage: 7 worst atrocities committed by Columbus.
–8 myths and atrocities about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day.