Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Time for Reflection, Reclamation, and Reparation
NEW YORK, NY — October 11, 2021
Indigenous Peoples’ Days presents an annual opportunity for global reflection, reclamation, and reparation.
On this day and every day, we must reflect on the strength of our ancestors and acknowledge the pain they suffered at the hands of violent settler colonialism.
We must reclaim our authentic narratives of the past and present by continuing to push forth radical truthfulness to the surface and educating our youth about the legacies of our altruistic American pioneers.
And lastly, we must continue the 500+ year effort of repairing and expanding the wealth that was stolen from our families and loved ones at the hands of mass genocide and chattel slavery and demand #LandBack both in the social and legal sphere.
Together we can be the voice of our ancestors and create the future that will progress the generations to come.
Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day from the Soul of Nations Foundation!
Jeffrey Gibson, A Kind of Confession, Executed in 2015. Found canvas punching bag, glass and plastic beads, quartz crystals, thread, brass studs, wool military blanket, yarn and steel chain. Sculpture, 36 x 15 x 15 in. (91.4 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm).
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