We need your help to pass an Indigenous Peoples Day resolution in Framingham!
For decades, many Native people have been calling for an end to the public celebration of Christopher Columbus on the second Monday in October. They have also asked that Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to honor Indigenous Peoples from throughout the Americas, be declared on that same day because of the date’s significance. They consider it a first step toward recognizing the genocide of millions of Indigenous people and the theft of their lands that began with the arrival of Columbus. It is a meaningful symbolic gesture in addressing the pain caused to Native Peoples by the many years of celebrating Columbus as a hero. Cities including Cambridge, Brookline, Albuquerque, Portland Oregon and more have all done this — let’s make Framingham the next!