Two Hundred Eighty Six: Indigenous not Columbus

“These people are very unskilled in arms… with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.”  – Christopher Columbus

Tuesday, October 14th

Christopher Columbus has never been revered in our household, nor has the holiday been celebrated. My husband used to wear a t-shirt that said, “Homeland Security – Fighting Terrorism since 1492” and he constantly got dirty looks from people. Well, now my city will be in the cadre of those who honor “Indigenous Peoples Day” instead of the man who reportedly discovered America. Now we can wear a t-shirt emblazoned with a message of hope for our First Nations friends.

Are there any holidays or cultural celebrations that you prefer to not celebrate?


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