Biden becomes first president to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day with presidential proclamation
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HONORING THE PAST: Recognizing Indigenous existence & honoring Ancestral lives and their sacrifices.
CELEBRATING THE PRESENT: Indigenous Peoples are still here – with their resilient voices and heart.
BUILDING A FUTURE: Creating a future for the next generations to come.
"Running is medicine. Running is tradition. Running is healing. Running is prayer. Running is community. Indigenous people are known for running – for the messages they carry – for the prayers they carry – for the tradition it brings. For Indigenous Peoples Day 2021, we run together as relatives, as a community, to recognize and celebrate Indigenous people! To acknowledge the past and what Native people have had to experience to be here today. We celebrate the present existence of Indigenous people and all the good medicine we bring to our relatives and to the lands. As we look ahead – we have the opportunity to dismantle current systems of oppression and racism and rebuild a better and visible future! Our relatives across Turtle Island (North America) are sharing so much of their hard work to support their communities and build a future for our next generations. This virtual race is to bring and call people in – to support Indigenous People, uplift the real history and stories, their strength, and their resilience – because we are still here! We are thriving.” – Jordan Marie Daniel
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Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. It was proposed in 2014 by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in the US. Enbridge seeks to build a new pipeline corridor through untouched wetlands and the treaty territory of Anishinaabe peoples, through the Mississippi River headwaters to the shore of Lake Superior. All pipelines spill. Line 3 isn’t about safe transportation of a necessary product, it’s about the expansion of a dying tar sands industry. Line 3 would contribute more to climate change than Minnesota’s entire economy. Minnesota’s own Department of Commerce found our local market does not need Line 3 oil. We need to decommission the old Line 3 and justly transition to a renewable, sustainable economy. Line 3 would violate the treaty rights of Anishinaabe peoples and nations in its path — wild rice is a centerpiece of Anishinaabe culture, it grows in numerous watersheds Line 3 seeks to cross. It’s well past time to end the legacy of theft from and destruction of indigenous peoples and territories.
For ways to take action, learn more, and donate: visit https://www.stopline3.org/take-action
The mission of Wambli Ska OKOLAKICIYA is to help and provide structure, stability, and love to Native American youth and their families through reviving culture as a solution to bring forward the sources of strength and resiliency to address the challenges they face. We're a non-profit organization working to build a community of resilient and powerful relatives. Our support as a community, will support their 3 main efforts: Drumming & Singing (reviving culture, ceremonies, community), Teen Center (homework help, gaming, mentoring), and Community Resiliency (role models, teen building, safe spaces).
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Funds raised for Rising Hearts will go towards our programs: Braiding Knowledge and Wellness, Running on Native Lands Initiative, Running with Purpose Collective, Film Projects, No More Stolen Relatives Initiative, Boarding School Resources and Support, Climate Justice, and virtual events we host for community.
There are 574 federally recognized Sovereign Nations (Tribes, Nations, Bands, Pueblos, communities and Villages) and roughly 66 State recognized Nations that all have their own form of governance, but please remember, our existence, is in our blood and doesn’t conform to the colonial constructs that gives us our identity. Due to genocide, so many of our relatives were taken – once thriving, now we are among the minority and often, invisible. But that is changing as so many Indigenous folx are emerging with their voice, presence and heart to create a better future for our next generations.”
“As we are in the fight for justice, visibility and respect – to be seen, heard, and supported across all our movements, the call for renaming and replacing the very things that uphold and celebrate colonialism, genocide, white supremacy and racism – are being removed, one by one.
Indigenous Peoples Day is October 11, 2021 – a day that is replacing the holiday known as Columbus Day across many cities and states but has yet to change federally. This celebration of Columbus – who accidentally discovered Turtle Island (North America) and the islands in the Caribbean – back with the 300th year anniversary of this 1492 “discovery” in 1792. For generations, Native people have opposed this holiday and recognition that celebrates the genocide of our ancestors and the systemic oppression and racism that it created that Native, Black, Brown, Immigrant, Asian, Two Spirit, LGBTQ+ and Non-Binary people feel today.
Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes our existence, history, culture and traditions that pre-date contact. In 2015, over 6,000 Native people and allies came together on Randall’s Island in New York to honor and recognize the survival of Indigenous Peoples in the Western Hemisphere. One by one, Indigenous Peoples Day is replacing Columbus Day. Indigenous voices are rising. They are being seen, heard, and centered. Let’s continue this support and amplification – and let’s have Indigenous Peoples control the narrative of our culture and history that is not accurately depicted in school textbooks.”
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Indigenous Peoples Day!
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