For only the second time, a U.S. president has officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
President Biden issued a proclamation on Friday to observe this Oct. 10 as a day to honor Native Americans, their resilience and their contributions to American society throughout history, even as they faced assimilation, discrimination and genocide spanning generations. The move shifts focus from Columbus Day, the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus, which shares the same date as Indigenous Peoples’ Day this year.
Biden first issued a proclamation recognizing the day in 2021.
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