Category: indigenous

In Chiapas, the pope brings his message to the indigenous

In Chiapas, the pope brings his message to the indigenous
In Mexico, Pope Francis spoke this weekend of the richness of the indigenous culture and the need for Mexico to honor its multiculturalism. The pope is on his way Monday to the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas, where around one-third of the population is indigenous. And poverty in the state is more than 75 percent.... Read more »

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day
We should not celebrate a man who brought genocide and the destruction of native peoples. Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas as people were living and thriving before he arrived. Many local governments from Seattle to Minneapolis and Berkeley have stopped celebrating Columbus Day and instead celebrate indigenous people or Native Americans. The United... Read more »