While this is about the experience in Canada this is what was happening at the same time in the US. It is important that these truths get out. I am sorry for those who do not have Facebook who cannot see the whole thing. But below that is a you tube video that is part of it you can view. Imagine both Canada and the US were out to rid both countries of all Natives and through all of that, they are still here. We can not erase the wrongs our ancestors did, but we can share the truths and call out all who were responsible then and those still doing damage in so many ways to the Native people today. Below the videos is a hearing happening Monday feb.11th 10AM to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day for the entire state of Maine. Please share.
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The State and Local Government Committee has scheduled a public hearing on this bill for 2/11 at 10 a.m. It will be held at the Cross Building Room 214.
We need a critical mass of enlightened citizens to add Maine to the growing list of states who have made the move to add Columbus Day to the ash heap of history.
An Act To Change the Name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
(L.D. 179) Bill “An Act To Change the Name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day” (HP0142) (Presented by Representative COLLINGS of Portland) (Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative GALGAY RECKITT of South Portland, Representative MAXMIN of Nobleboro, Representative PERRY of Calais, Representative RYKERSON of Kittery, Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Representative O’CONNOR of Berwick, Representative CARDONE of Bangor)
Please reach out to show your support for finally denying this myth continued celebration. The time has come to honor the first people of this land. Support LD 179 Change the Name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day
PORTLAND (WGME) — Columbus Day for Portland and Brunswick will also now be known as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
City and town councilors voted in favor of that change Monday night.
Columbus Day is a federal holiday which Portland city councilors have no control over.
Monday night’s public comment on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day stirred up conversation.
Some were against the change, claiming Christopher Columbus is a part of America’s history.
Others disagreed, claiming it was the indigenous people who found our county, and the change would be an outlet to reveal the truth.
Federally, America has celebrated Columbus Day since the 1930s. Some residents recommended councilors chose a different date, but councilors voted unanimously for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, claiming Portland residents have the opportunity to celebrate which ever they’d like.
The resolution was sponsored by City Councilor Pious Ali. He says he’s very pleased with the outcome.