RALLY & MARCH
SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2021
PARK ST. STATION
BY BOSTON COMMON
BOSTON DEMANDS: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY NOW!
For decades, Indigenous people have been calling for an end to the public celebration of Christopher Columbus on the 2nd Monday in October. Columbus and his men were brutal murderers, slave-traders and rapists whose actions directly caused the decimation of multiple Indigenous populations. Celebrating Columbus as a hero is, in effect, a celebration of Indigenous genocide.
Native people have asked that Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to honor Indigenous Peoples from throughout the Americas, be declared on the 2nd Monday in October.
It is time to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous history of Boston and Massachusetts, as well as the continued presence of Indigenous peoples throughout the state. Somerville, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton and many other cities and towns have already chosen to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.
- For Boston to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day!
- For Boston to rename the “Christopher Columbus” park and instead honor Indigenous peoples!
- For Boston officials to stop ignoring and erasing Indigenous people!
- For the MA State Legislature to pass bills to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day statewide, ban Native mascots & more!
Get more info and updates at IndigenousPeoplesDayMA.org
Support statewide legislation at MAIndigenousAgenda.org
Hosted by IndigenousPeoplesDayMA, UAINE (United American Indians of New England), NAICOB (North American Indian Center of Boston), & Cultural Survival.