Indigenous People's Day 2016


27 June 2017


It's time to recognize that celebrating the life of Christopher Columbus is the same as celebrating the erasure of Indigenous existence.


"We believe it is important to hear the other side of the story-- the Indigenous side-- because there are detrimental implications to learning about the side of history that makes heroes of colonizers, and erases those who were colonized" say Shaldon Ferris and Avexnim Cotji, Indigenous Rights Radio producers.


Together, we can recognize this history of violence and honor Indigenous resistance by starting conversations about ending the commemoration of Columbus Day. Listen to and download Indigenous Rights Radio's new program on the history of violence propagated by European colonizers, and innovative ways that Indigenous people of the Americas are correcting the historical record.


Interviewed: Jim Peters

Music Credits
Arist: Sik'inïk
Song Title: K'oxomal Winaqil (Koxomal – Sikin-k-koxomal-win-qil)

Artist: Yarina
Song Title: 500 years

Artist: Yarina
Song Title: Con Tu Voz 

Intro: "Burn Your Village to the Ground" by A Tribe Called Red. Used with permission.

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education, Land Rights, language and culture

Tukisigiarviit: Education