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Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various locations.

In April 2020, based upon a request from Forest Park parents through the Citizen’s Advisory Council, District 91 also changed the name of the official holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

To learn more check out these resources and suggested books.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Rethinking How We Celebrate American History

Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to Native Americans

Unlearning Columbus Day Myths: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Why more people are celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

FPPL Book & Movies Recommendation List

 

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