This month, Minneapolis, Minnesota will celebrate their first Indigenous Peoples Day. Other cities across the nation will also celebrate the day with pride and honor.
The move to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day, or Native American Day, started in the late 1970s. Since then, many use this day to honor Indigenous peoples and cultures. Today, we’ll take a look at this holiday and why some feel this is a better way to spend the day. We know there are a lot of events planned for October 13. That’s why we’re giving you the airwaves a week early! Join us and tell us what it means to you to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.
John Curl – spokesperson for Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day
Ashley Fairbanks (White Earth Ojibway) – graphic designer, activist and organizer
Camille Monzon0Richards (Tlingit) – executive director of the Seattle Indian Center
Alondra Cano – Member of the Minneapolis City Council