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CityofBuffaloResolutionToChangeColumbusDaytoIndigenousHeritageDay

SusanMarie
SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
over 3 years Buffalo, NY, United States Story
City of Buffalo Resolution To Change Columbus Day to Indigenous Heritage Day


Several major cities in America have been successful in changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day to celebrate and recognize Indigenous People to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Indigenous nations add to all cities.

Be It Further Resolved, this nation encourages other businesses, organizations and public entities to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.

The City of Buffalo has a strong history of American Indian culture. It is time for the city to reflect and honor that tradition in order to progress, recognize and celebrate the history of Indigenous People. International Day of the World's Indigenous People already exists in August, first commemorated by the U.N. This petition is for the abolition of Christopher Columbus Day, the 2nd Monday in October, an outdated and historically incorrect celebration, in favor of Indigenous Heritage Day.

1. Buffalo News/City Hallways/Politics Now Article: http://politicsnow.buffalonews.com/2016/02/16/21782/

2. Buffalo Rising Article: http://www.buffalorising.com/2016/02/city-of-buffalo-resolution-to-change-columbus-day-to-indigenous-heritage-day/

3. Mogul Article: https://onmogul.com/stories/city-of-buffalo-resolution-to-change-columbus-day-to-indigenous-heritage-day

4. Remember Native Americans. Org/Support: https://www.facebook.com/RememberNativeAmericans/posts/10154100300867203?fref=nf&pnref=story

5. Native American and First Nations Cultures/Support: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=975305805839502&id=119586531411438&fref=nf&pnref=story

6. Indigenous Environmental Network. Org/Support:  https://www.facebook.com/ienearth/posts/10153448411660642?fref=nf&pnref=story

7. Medium:  https://medium.com/@SusanMarie_NY/city-of-buffalo-resolution-to-change-columbus-day-to-indigenous-heritage-day-edcae3745a3#.1hrzjyig2

8. Time Warner News: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2016/02/22/online-petition-for-buffalo-to-change-columbus-day-to-indigenous-heritage-day.html

Please join us in sharing, signing and educating yourself on historical fact and the genocide of Indigenous people. 

Please join us in progressing towards a healing society.

Research this issue on your own. Below are various resources available at your local library and online.

Smithsonian : http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/columbus-confusion-about-the-new-world-140132422/

Encyclopaedia Britannica : http://www.britannica.com/biography/Christopher-Columbus

History. com : http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/christopher-columbus

Biography.com : http://www.biography.com/people/christopher-columbus-9254209

Harvard : http://scholar.harvard.edu/armitage/files/columbus.pdf

Howard Zinn : http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

There are numerous books and articles that go in depth to disturbing and detailed personal letters and logs, voyages, conquests, imperialism and colonization including the agony endured by several Indigenous tribes under the direction of Columbus.

As far as "America" is concerned, this land was founded by the Indigenous that inhabited it. 

We cannot alter the past, however, we can change the present and the future. 

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  • Klaudia Amenábar
    Klaudia Amenábar 👑 mEmE QuEen 👑
    over 3 years ago Night Vale

    You should try embedding this petition right into this post! Just copy the embed code on the petition page, click the little video camera button in the Mogul post editor, and paste the embed code there. Let me know if it works!

    You should try embedding this petition right into this post! Just copy the embed code on the petition page, click the little video camera button in the Mogul post editor, and paste the embed code there. Let me know if it works!

    • SusanMarie
      SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
      over 3 years ago Buffalo, NY, United States

      Klaudia, see above. The embed code is just an empty box. This is what happened before.

      Klaudia, see above. The embed code is just an empty box. This is what happened before.

      • Klaudia Amenábar
        Klaudia Amenábar 👑 mEmE QuEen 👑
        over 3 years ago Night Vale

        Ah, we're working on fixing that! In the meantime, take a screenshot of the widget/campaign, and hyperlink that as a makeshift thing. along with that big link you made.

        Ah, we're working on fixing that! In the meantime, take a screenshot of the widget/campaign, and hyperlink that as a makeshift thing. along with that big link you made.

        • SusanMarie
          SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
          over 3 years ago Buffalo, NY, United States

          Will do and thank you!

          Will do and thank you!

    • SusanMarie
      SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
      over 3 years ago Buffalo, NY, United States

      I did try bit all that showed up was code which is strange because I can embed YouTube videos. Let me go try again, thank you Klaudia!

      I did try bit all that showed up was code which is strange because I can embed YouTube videos. Let me go try again, thank you Klaudia!

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Thank you for sharing this important information, SusanMarie! Have you heard any updates in terms of progress toward the name being changed?

    Thank you for sharing this important information, SusanMarie! Have you heard any updates in terms of progress toward the name being changed?

    • SusanMarie
      SusanMarie Broadcast Journalist, Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Poet, Author
      over 3 years ago Buffalo, NY, United States

      We just started a few days ago and already have over 600 supporters. So this has just begun. After I get over 1,000, I will go to the Common Council and go from there.

      We just started a few days ago and already have over 600 supporters. So this has just begun. After I get over 1,000, I will go to the Common Council and go from there.


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