President Donald Trump ignored Native Americans as he issued a proclamation for Columbus Day. The proclamation, issued on Friday, credited Christopher Columbus with the eventual establishment of the United States. It did not mention the tribal nations that were already thriving within its borders, nor the impacts they saw after Europeans arrived to their homelands.
The proclamation states Asheville was built on the homelands and villages of native people who lived here before the Americas were settled. Sage Dunston, and other members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, came for Tuesday night’s vote. Source: Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Asheville
By Christina Estes Published: Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 8:39am Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2016 – 2:41pm Phoenix is now the largest city in the United States to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Phoenix City Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved the request brought to their attention by two residents. The vote declares the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ […]
By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments. The House Natural Resources Committee also rejected, by the same party-line vote, a Democratic measure […]