Thursday, June 15, 2017

Indigenous Peoples Day, Los Angeles (meeting)

Chrissie M. Castro (323) 420-6844; Xochitl, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

We want to pass along the major talking points from tonight's L.A. City Council's hearing. Speakers were asked to be sure to communicate that:

We want to repeal Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. This is important because:
  • L.A. Natives like Toypurina, female rebel
    We need to right a historical wrong.
  • We need to set the historical record straight.
  • We are looking for truth and reconciliation.
  • We need to counter the negative effects of this holiday for our children during this time of the year.
  • Any conversation about racial justice and equity starts with the First Peoples of this land.
We have been testifying, explaining, and educating the L.A. City Council for two years now.

We have been patient, and it's critical that the City of Los Angeles stand on the right side of history today. We want Indigenous Peoples Day to be established and celebrated in 2017. For City Council parking, call (213) 473-7013 and ask for parking at City Hall East.

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