Healing Minnesota Stories’ petition “Make the Minnesota State Capitol more welcoming: Remove offensive art, add inspiring art” continues to gain support. We are approaching 300 signatures and have our first institutional co-sponsor, World Without Genocide. Thanks to everyone who signed. If you haven’t signed, please click on the link above and consider sharing with your networks. Thank you!
News Wrap: New Book Recounts Red Lake History, Seattle passes Boarding School Resolution; and More
- Prof. Anton Treuer of Bemidji State University just released the first book on the history of Red Lake, called: Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe, about $17 on Amazon. Here is an article on the book from the Bemidji Pioneer.
- On October 12, Indigenous Peoples Day, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution “to acknowledge and help heal the deep wounds left by the [Indian] Boarding School Policy,” according to author, Coucilmember Kshama Sawant. Here is a link to his blog.
- Also on October 12, the state of Alaska renamed the Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day, according a news story in Indian Country. South Dakota was the first state to take such action, calling October 12 “Native American Day” in 1990. (According to Wikipedia, four states do not celebrate Columbus Day, the other three are Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon.)
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that a “Record 10 indigenous MPs elected to the House of Commons.”