The Tribe is in support of the City of Los Angeles’ movement to repeal Columbus Day and replace the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
Please attend LA City Council Meeting on Wednesday August 30th at 10:00 am to show your support.
“The second Monday is critical to repeal Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day, because we are seeking truth and reconciliation. Establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on any other day except the second Monday in October is an avoidance tactic supported by those that do not wish to accept the truth about the violent history of colonization, slavery and land dispossession that was this country’s founding. We are asking for this truth to be told, so that we may reconcile and heal with our past, and forge a future that respects us all. Replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples is an important step towards racial truth and reconciliation in this country that the events in Charlottesville show us that we so desperately need.”
“Indigenous Peoples Day has been adopted in more than 60 cities across the country on the second Monday in October. To choose another date would fragment Los Angeles’ Indigenous Community – the largest in the entire country – from celebrations, commemoration and truth, reconciliation, and healing from Indigenous communities across the country.”
About the Video: “November 4th 2016, Los Angeles City Hall: At the kick-off ceremony of Native American Heritage Month, members of the Indigenous community and their allies showed up to the City Council Chambers and made their voices heard to abolish Christopher Columbus Day and enact Indigenous Peoples Day. Although the vote was postponed, it was an impactful hearing that educated and demonstrated that the Indigenous community is continuing to fight for change and reparations.”- Timothy Ryan Ornelas, Tataviam, Videographer
To view previous posts on this effort, please click here.