Happy Indigenous People’s Day! I’m so glad to report that my city recently voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day. This movement has been gaining momentum over the years and I think that with the help of social media, it will only continue to do so.
Recognizing Native American tribes for what they have been through and supporting them is near and dear to my heart for several reasons. I will be so glad when the U.S. officially only celebrates Indigenous People’s Day, and thankfully that day appears to be fast approaching.
So in light of today, this week’s theme on the blog is American Indians. While abolishing Columbus Day is certainly a step in the right direction, indigenous people of the Americas and all over the world are deserving of a month of recognition, not just one day. I’ll be sharing a little more in the coming days of just why exactly this is so important to me, and I hope you’ll stick around for it 🙂