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Indigenous Peoples Day

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We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay

In the past two plus decades, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day.

USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. Rethinking Columbus, the seminal educational report, was published in 1991.

There are other holidays and commemorations of the world’s Indigenous Peoples including August 9, the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée internationale des peuples autochtonesa. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples.

In Nevada Native American Day is September 25.

Planeta.com embeds and spotlights Indigenous culture and tourism throughout our website. We acknowledge traditional owners, and amplify Indigenous voices around the world. We co-created the Indigenous Peoples and Tourism Website Award with the Convention on Biological Diversity, hosted the online Indigenous Peoples Week, and continue to explore Indigenous Tourism on Facebook  and follow Indigenous leaders on Twitter. Ron has led workshops with the Convention on Biological Diversity, Australia Aboriginal Tourism Association, Native Innovation, and the state of Oaxaca. We celebrate the 2022-2032 International Decade of Indigenous Languages and are updating links to linguistic resources.

We will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani#UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

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