Please indicate if you are actually “going”. We need a more accurate count now. In his own journals, Columbus graphically describes raping indigenous women and sex-trafficking children (“those from nine to ten are now in demand.)” His men would cut of the hands of Taino people who did not bring them the required amount of gold, tying their severed hands around their necks. Within 50 years of Columbus landing on the island, 95 percent of the Taino population had died. We aim to introduce important legislation to change the name of the holiday that celebrates a purveyor of genocide, to a holiday that celebrates the Native American community that calls Maryland home. Maryland has the opportunity to demonstrate its place in American politics and American history as a progressive state that shows solidarity in the other states who honor Indigenous People's Day.
Join us for a day of Indigenous speakers, dancers and drummers to show our support for Indigenous People's Day! This is a great way to finish off National American Indian Heritage month and prepare for a new year of making America NATIVE again!
We will meet at the Columbus statue at the Inner Harbor.
Rally 1 PM - 3 PM