Building Bridges: No Longer Columbus Day, But Rather Indigenous Peoples Day!

Date: 2015-10-11 13:35

From: ken nash <buildingbridgesradio2@gmail.com>
Reply To: ken nash <knash@igc.org>

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Building Bridges & Housing Notebook, 2-Hour Special, *

*Unmasking the Lies of Discovery of & Revealing the *
*Christian/Colonial Doctrine of Dominion over Original Nations*

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is not a new one. It was first proclaimed by representatives of native nations and participants at the United Nations-sponsored International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas in 1977.
The declaration of this body was applauded and echoed by native peoples around the globe. Indigenous peoples and human rights/peace/social justice/environmental organizations reclaimed history as they geared up for the yearly commemoration of Columbus’ voyage, which they noted actually marked the beginning of the European invasion of the Western Hemisphere and native resistance to it.

So, while each October children in classrooms around the nation will dutifully recite their Columbus Day “facts”: the ships (“the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.”), the year (“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…”), we’ll reveal the truth that Columbus Day is in fact a celebration of colonialism.
But, reclaiming the day as Indigenous Peoples Day is an occasion to debunk the myths of discovery and support the continuing resistance to domination of the original Nations.

We’ll take you from the truth of African peoples interaction with the indigenous peoples of the “Americas” before Columbus, through the religious doctrinal basis
of Christian/colonial efforts to assert dominion over Original Nations, that guided Columbus across the waters and which have since become embedded in our legal/political system to rob indigenous peoples of their sovereignty and self-determination, but not their resistance to conquest and the resilience of their sustainable relationship to the planet.
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