Honhongva: Take back Columbus Day

October 11, 2010 • 15
Indigenous Peoples’ Day commemorates the resilience of indigenous peoples worldwide, throughout campaigns of exploitation, prejudice, and outright genocide. But this year, you might know it as something different: the 518th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in San Salvador. Columbus Day glorifies a history of injustice and historical fallacy; Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a chance to »

Honhongva: A day of recognition

October 12, 2009 • 1
I’ve never really considered myself indigenous. Though I’m Native American, I was mostly raised outside the reservation. Growing up in areas where Natives were largely thought to be extinct, much of my childhood was spent trying to reconcile my Native American identity with my American one, rather than examining my place in the context of »