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Trump Gives National American Indian Heritage Month an All Lives Matter Makeover That Nobody Is Here For


November 6, 2019

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On Aug. 3, 1990, former president George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month for the purpose of paying tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of indigenous people. Now, nearly 30 years later, our alleged President Donald Trump has sparked outrage after seemingly rebranding November as something else entirely: National American History and Founders Month.

The Washington Post reports that this edict came last week with the intent to celebrate our country's "dedication to promoting liberty and justice." Slight problem: There's no mention whatsoever of indigenous people. And with the erasure of their accomplishments, identity and traditions-which area very real thing in this country-many have taken to Twitter to air out their concerns.


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