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Biden becomes first president to mark ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ on Columbus Day, as colleges celebrate

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The latest indication of just how much control the hard-left has in the Biden administration was seen on Friday with the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day — a move that caught many people by surprise.

The day will be observed along with Columbus Day, which was established as a federal holiday by Congress. And much like the left push a second national anthem on America in the form of the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is often referred to as the black national anthem, Biden issued two proclamations Friday.

“Our country was conceived on a promise of equality and opportunity for all people — a promise that, despite the extraordinary progress we have made through the years, we have never fully lived up to,” President Biden declared. “That is especially true when it comes to upholding the rights and dignity of the Indigenous people who were here long before colonization of the Americas began. For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures.  Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society.”

He would also “recommit to supporting a new, brighter future of promise and equity for Tribal Nations.”

In a separate proclamation on Columbus Day, Biden wrote, “Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities. It is a measure of our greatness as a Nation that we do not seek to bury these shameful episodes of our past — that we face them honestly, we bring them to the light, and we do all we can to address them.”

Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, D-Mass., the nation’s most notorious now-former indigenous person, marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a tweet Monday.

Taking their lead from the White House, college campuses across the country took steps to acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, with a common theme being schools declaring that they sit on stolen land.

Here are but a few of the many other tweets from colleges and universities:

Meanwhile, in the Bahamas:

Tom Tillison


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