Special invitation this 12 October / 2012 to celebrate Day of the Indigenous Resistance; this day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas, to organize against current injustices, and to celebrate indigenous resistance.
Designated by Franklin D Roosevelt as “Columbus Day” in 1937, the 12th of October is the date that Christopher Columbus first “discovered” the Americas.
12 OCTOBER : DAY OF THE INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE
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Each October 12 Venezuela and latin america commemorates the “Day of Indigenous Resistance” as a means to recognize the Americas’ fight for self-determination, unity and cultural and human diversity. The day also serves to vindicate the indigenous peoples of the American continent and as well as the contributions made by the African, Asian and European culture and peoples.
This commemoration celebrates the spirit of dialogue, peace and justice between civilizations, in accordance to articles 107, 119, 126, 226 and numeral 24 of article 236 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Furthermore, as established in Decree 2028, dated October 11, 2002, each October 12 will be used to commemorate and recognize the indigenous peoples of the Americas. With this referred legal disposition, the celebration of the Day of Indigenous Resistance was included in the official calendar as well as in school history books.
Today, those indigenous peoples, who have been dignified by the Bolivarian revolution, keep the struggles alive for the real conquest of more spaces and rights.