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'Indigenous Peoples Day' Shines A Light On Texas' Native History, Cultures

 

October 7, 2019

The Bird Singers - Joshua Summers (left), Ramon Vasquez (center), Julian Reyes (right) - open the Founder's Day celebration ceremonies with traditional songs at Mission San Juan.

MONDAY at noon on "The Source" - San Antonio City Council passed a resolution establishing October 12 as "Indigenous Peoples Day." Other cities and states have also done this to refocus the historical lens on Native people - the first inhabitants of the Americas - to counter Columbus mythology.

Indigenous Peoples Day as recognized by the local government has evolved over the past four years. A 2015 measure created by the Bexar County Commissioners Court originally designated a celebratory day for indigenous people in San Antonio but the holiday was not granted in perpetuity.

https://www.tpr.org/post/indigenous-peoples-day-shines-light-texas-native-history-cultures

 

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