1. Read this article to learn how Columbus was a genocidal maniac and why he shouldn’t be celebrated as an American icon.
2. Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day instead! Why honor a murderous colonizer when you can celebrate the cultures and the people that REALLY founded our great nation?
3. Use social media as a vehicle for change! Tweet, blog, petition, pin about the true nature of Columbus and his treatment of America’s indigenous population. Let the world know that this day should no longer be a national holiday! @WhiteHouse and @BarackObama are good handles to tweet at, and here is a list of Congress members’ Twitter handles.
What are some ways that you will be spending Indigenous People’s Day? Sound off in the comments below!
Happy Indigenous People’s Day!