It’s that time of the year when Christopher Columbus is celebrated with a mandated federal holiday. But the number of cities, counties and even states commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day instead is a testament to the work toward exposing Columbus’ full historical context. Los Angeles, Tacoma, Washington, and Oklahoma City are among the more recent additions to the Indigenous Peoples Day momentum. We’ll open up our own celebration of Indigenous people and hear from folks across the nation about their plans for the day. Email us at email@example.com.
Joseph Quintana (Kewa Pueblo) – development director for United American Indian Involvement and a member of the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission
Mitch O’Farrell – Los Angeles city council member representing the 13th district
Dr. Sean Topkok (Iñupiaq/Sámi) – assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Break 1 Music: The Ripper (song) Northern Cree Singers (artist) Red Rock (album)
Break 2 Music: Standing Rock (feat. Nick Ørbæk Jacobsen) (song) Uyarakq (artist) Miseraq (album)