Confederation Launches 'Reconsider Columbus Day' Website

A screen shot from the new Reconsider Columbus Day website

Manhattan, NY (UCTP Taino News) - On October 9th, 2017, the United Confederation of Taino People launched a website entitled  "Reconsider Columbus Day." The site was developed to archive work, by the Confederation and others, to abolish the Columbus Day holiday in the U.S. and promote an alternative commemoration - Indigenous Peoples Day. The website features the 2009 collaboration between Nu Heightz Cinema and the Confederation, which produced a video public service announcement entitled "Reconsider Columbus Day." The PSA and its accompanying awareness-raising campaign called for the recognition of a National Native American Holiday and the efforts to achieve such a day continue. A "work-in-progress," The Reconsider Columbus Day website includes a blog highlighting articles focusing on this and related issues.

UCTPTN 10.09.2017

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