Kamala Harris Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day Instead of Columbus Day

People gather on Randall's Island in New York City on October 10, 2022, to participate in an Indigenous Peoples' Day sunrise ceremony. - The federal holiday to mark Columbus Day is also officially recognized as Indigenous Peoples' Day, following a proclamation by US President Joe Biden. (Photo by Yuki IWAMURA …
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Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday marked the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on social media, but she ignored Columbus Day.

“On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we pay respect to Tribal Nations and indigenous history,” Harris wrote on social media. “Today and every day, let us continue to celebrate and uplift the rich contributions of Indigenous peoples — their leadership has made our country stronger.”

At the time of publication, the vice president did not post anything on social media about Columbus Day, as most leftists typically condemn the holiday as racist:

President Joe Biden attempted to sidestep the controversy, proclaiming October 10, 2022, as both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

“For centuries, Indigenous Peoples were forcibly removed from ancestral lands, displaced, assimilated, and banned from worshiping or performing many sacred ceremonies,” Biden lamented in his statement proclaiming Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

In his statement marking Columbus Day, the president marked famed explorer Christopher Columbus as important to Americans with Italian heritage.

“The story of his journey remains a source of pride for many Italian Americans whose families also crossed the Atlantic,” the statement read. “His voyage inspired many others to follow and ultimately contributed to the founding of America, which has been a beacon for immigrants across the world.”


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