Councilman Mark Squilla spearheaded the initiative in support of the Italian-American community, a move some find offensive on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Arts Organizations and Activists Speak Out About Land Stewardship on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Today, activists painted the Andrew Jackson memorial in Washington, DC with a message: “Expect us.”
Unidentified Protesters Topple Roosevelt and Lincoln Statues in Oregon
Both US Presidents have been highly criticized for their expansionist agendas and their racist and genocidal policies targeting Indigenous people.
Around 1,000 People Attend Anti-Columbus Day Tour at American Museum of Natural History
Protesters and activists promise to continue to stage the Anti-Columbus Day Tour until the museum corrects the displays.
#DecolonizeThisPlace Demands Removal of Natural History Museum’s Roosevelt Statue [UPDATED]
Over 200 people took part in the Decolonize This Place tour of the American Museum of Natural History, and joined the rally outside the museum to remove the controversial Roosevelt statue.
Anti-Columbus Day Activist Targets Guggenheim’s Gold Toilet
A protester took it upon themselves to mark one of the most glaring symbols of contemporary art excess and decadence — Maurizio Cattelan’s gold toilet at the Guggenheim Museum — with a “Decolonize This Place” sticker.
The Many Views of Christopher Columbus
October 12, observed yesterday as a holiday, is most commonly known as Columbus Day in the United States, but is also recognized as Dia de la Raza throughout Latin America, as well as Indigenous People’s Day. Fraught with controversy, the various iterations of this holiday reflect the range of perspectives on Christopher Columbus and his legacies. The Columbus Day of my youth celebrates the heroic “discoverer” of the Americas, playing up mythical stories of his genius on insisting the world was round, and often neglecting the icky bits about the ensuing genocide of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.