legislative action to rename “discoverer’s” day to “indigenous people’s day”

Posted on March 24, 2011


Finally. I wish I could go to this hearing. www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/Bills/SCR55_.pdf. :

WHEREAS, the basic concept of discovery established

Christian dominion over non-Christian nations and peoples and

allowed for the colonization and seizure of their lands; and…

WHEREAS, on October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus did not

discover America because it had been previously inhabited by

indigenous people for thousands of years and because after four

voyages to the Caribbean, Columbus believed until his death in

1506 that he had landed in Asia; and…

WHEREAS, as a result of the crusading concept of discovery 7  and European colonization of native lands, indigenous people 8  perished worldwide; and

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