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Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct 9 Huntington WV)

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Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated each year by indigenous peoples who inhabit Turtle Island, it is also celebrated by other societies and organizations around the world. Indigenous Peoples day is a movement that started long ago to demonstrate resistance against the colonization and slavery and genocide imposed by the United States, Canada, the Catholic church, Spain, Portugal and others that have illegally entered and took over inhabited land and divided our tribal nations and territories and drastically reduced our populations since 1492. Today we seek acknowledgement, respect, understanding and equality in a world of hate and discrimination. 
This event will demonstrate singing, dancing, and cultural foods. This is a chance to learn about the wide array of different nations and languages and cultures that are indigenous to Turtle Island. So please come out and celebrate this day with us!