Seattle Marches To Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Note: In addition to celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, this march was also to keep pushing toward the abolition of Columbus Day on a federal level…

The Dignity Virus

Activists for Indigenous rights, tribal members, native leaders, and indigenous people from around North America gathered to rally and celebrate Seattle’s newest holiday, Indigenous People’s Day, replacing Columbus Day. The event included a rally at Westlake Park, a march to Seattle Center and a rally at the John T. Williams memorial totem pole. More than 150 demonstrators marched through Seattle, stopping in intersections to sing and dance.

From the 7th Annual Abolish Columbus Day/ Indigenous Peoples Day Rally and March Facebook event page…

We will meet at Westlake Park for speaking.
We will march and sing to the John T. Williams Pole for more speaking and singing and ceremony.
Wear red. Spread the word. We need singers, dancers, chairpeople and hereditary leaders. we need mothers, fathers, sisters, sons and daughters. we need nations from all directions and colors. we need to be loud enough that the state and federal governments take notice. Lets make this the largest march yet…

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