A day to “share the full story”: Indigenous Peoples Day on Turtle Island – United States

Today across Turtle Island (also known as the United States), millions are celebrating the resiliency within themselves and within their communities. They are celebrating and honoring those that came before them and those that will come after them. They are celebrating perseverance and determination. They are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day.
As of this year 19 cities including Los Angeles, Austin, and Salt Lake City, have joined the 36 cities across the county who already recognize Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus day. […]

In honor of uplifting Indigenous voices and stories, Indigenous Rising Media would like to feature 7 Indigenous activists, educators, entrepreneurs that you should be following!

They share with us what they are protecting and defending, in honor of their own resilience and the resilience of their ancestors.
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Lyla June: Honoring Indigenous Peoples Day gives us a chance to educate ourselves about hidden histories and distortions of history. It also helps us see that what is now known at the United States, has a tradition of glorifying conquest in ways that do not ring true for much of the present generation. This is not who we want to be anymore as a collective of humans living on this sacred land. This goes for not only native Americans, but many non-natives as well. […]

Lyla June Johnston, Diné/Cheyenne. To support Lyla and learn more about her work, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/lylajune/. Instragram: lylajune

Source: 7 Indigenous Voices You Need to Know About on this Indigenous Peoples Day
Indigenous Rising MediaOct 9 (accessed 16 October 2017)

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