Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Indigenous Resistance Day

By Ken Davison

In recent years, indigenous communities around the continent have redefined Columbus Day into a day of recognizing their ongoing battle for cultural and political survival despite the exploitation and genocide that resulted from the 1492 landing in the Caribbean.

Columbus first landed on the American continent in what is now Venezuela on his third voyage. Four years ago this country officially renamed the the day of October 12th, a day they traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day. It is now known as the Day of the Indigenous Resistance.