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.
I’m glad to stand with tribal nations and Native communities as we celebrate their remarkable contributions, cultures, and resilience on #IndigenousPeoplesDay. It’s time the federal government also honors its promises to Native peoples.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 11, 2021
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.
Monday, Oct. 11 will mark Indigenous Peoples Day in Wisconsin. It is an important day to acknowledge that the land our university and school stands on is ancestral Ho-Chunk land and recognize the contributions of Native communities. Take action and learn more by attending events:
— UW-Madison MMI (@UWMadisonMMI) October 7, 2021
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we pause to acknowledge the Ongwehoweh, the Original People, of the land upon which Juniata College now sits: We acknowledge that we are gathered on lands of the Onöñda’gaga, the Oneida Nation. pic.twitter.com/fks63YMmjq
— Juniata College (@juniatacollege) October 11, 2021
Here are but a few of the many other tweets from colleges and universities:
There’s only two weeks left to visit Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.
As a reminder, we’ll be hosting a free day on Mon., Oct. 11th for Indigenous Peoples’ Day from 11AM – 4PM. Also, @notjustbooks will be hosting a story time at the museum at 11. pic.twitter.com/6rgCvkmOXJ
— Dennos Museum Center (@TheDennos) October 6, 2021
— Boston University (@BU_Tweets) October 10, 2021
Merrimack College will be closed and no classes will be held today, Monday, Oct. 11, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 12, for Fall Break. pic.twitter.com/BzAaQZusB1
— Merrimack College (@Merrimack) October 11, 2021
Harvard Chan School would like to acknowledge #IndigenousPeoplesDay. We realize people may be spending today in different ways; for some it’s a day of mourning, for some it’s a day of celebration and resilience, and for some it’s a day committed to learning, awareness & action. pic.twitter.com/gPe3rS0JDN
— HarvardPublicHealth (@HarvardChanSPH) October 11, 2021
Indigenous Peoples Day. A Ho-Chunk drum circle performs
during a land acknowledgment ceremony at Madison College’s Commercial Ave. campus. A second ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today at the Truax campus. It’s free and open to the public. pic.twitter.com/C2qZhzq1X5
— Madison College News (@MadCollNews) October 11, 2021
Meanwhile, in the Bahamas:
Man in the Bahamas destroys a Columbus statue with a sledgehammer.
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) October 11, 2021
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