Monday is the American public holiday known as “Columbus Day” has been transformed into “Indigenous People’s Day.” While The country traditionally takes the day to commemorate Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas in 1492. The the Italian explorer who worked on the behalf of Spain, is highly celebrated by Latin-Americans and Italian- Americans alike.
However, NATIVE Americans find themselves highly irritated by these “Columbus Day” shenanigans.
In an era where the likes of Donald Trump have had the gumption to speak out against immigration many Americans have spoken up to remind people Columbus was, himself, nothing more than an illegal immigrant who “stole and pillaged” the land.
Here are some of the shadiest tweets on #indigenouspeoplesday2018.
#IndigenousPeoplesDay2018 Hey fellow settlers in the US, today would be a really great day to— 👻Elle🎃Gritty S. Pumpkins🎃Gato👻(they/them) (@ellle_em) October 8, 2018
1. research whose stolen land you're living on
2. find out if the people from whom the land you're living on was stolen are accepting financial donations & donate
Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay2018 remember the only true Americans are Native Americans. If you hate immigrants but are not Native American I've got news for you…— Stephen Sipila (@StephenSipila) October 8, 2018
Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay2018!— Lou BOO!👻 (@rich_homie_lou) October 8, 2018
Instead of celebrating a man who killed and raped indigenous people, try celebrating the strength and resilience of indigenous people who have survived 526 years of genocide, forced assimilation, colonialism, and discrimination. We shall remain✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/rFRCxqng3o