From War to Peace stands in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of America as we mourn for losses of their ancestors and the cruel injustices done against them. Today, we advocate for YOU - those who are the forebears of our land!
As you may recall, Berkeley, California, celebrated the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 1992 at the behest of the American Indian Alliance. Cities including Seattle, Denver and Phoenix have since elected to follow suit, and five states-- Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota and Vermont-- have replaced Columbus Day with similar celebrations of native people.
We are encouraged to see yet another brave group of city councilmen and women in Cincinnati vote to rename Columbus Day in support of all Native American people.
"I think history tells us that Christopher Columbus was not a good representation of the kind of people we'd want to value and appreciate," councilman Chris Seelbach said.
Join us today as we direct our thoughts and soften our hearts to show respect to all indigenous people of the North Americas.
If you feel compelled, please consider donating to one of the organizations below whom are committed to giving back to and protected the rights of our indigenous peoples.
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