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Indigenous Peoples' Day is an important and meaningful holiday celebrated in many parts of the world, including the United States. We celebrate it on the second Monday of October. It gives us the chance to think about and celebrate the struggles that Native Americans face, and the gifts that they offer us as a part of our community. In this blog post, we will talk about how Indigenous Peoples' Day started and why it is important to celebrate it.
You might be asking yourself what indigenous or Native American means. These words mean that there were other people here before us. We call these people indigenous or Native American people.
When other people got to America they weren't very nice to Native Americans. They took away some of the Native Americans' land so they could live here, and made Native Americans move themselves and their families to another place. Native American families, or tribes, spoke up so that they could share the land with the other people and also share their gifts and talents.
Later, advocates went to the government group called the United Nations to speak about their thoughts and feelings. Some people at the United Nations agreed and in 1972 Indigenous Peoples' Day became a part of our calendar. We use this day to think about and honor the things that the Native American people have done for our country and other countries around the world. We look at their art, and the different languages they speak, and celebrate their differences. We thank them for being who they are and for sharing their gifts and talents in the communities that they live in.
Please use this day as a way to thank Native American people for everything they have done to make our world a better place, and to celebrate the gifts and talents of everyone in the world.
Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day and thank you for sharing your gifts and stories with us! If you want to learn more about Indigenous Peoples' Day you can check out this article from Nation Public Radio (NPR).