10/11 is Indigenous Peoples Day

Today is day 284 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
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Hopi Women

~~   Hopi Women

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Indigenous Peoples Day is sadly US centric, and coincides with Native American(s) Day somewhat.  If you poke around, you will find both names assigned to various days from late September through mid-October.  In 1989, South Dakota decided to honor Native Americans on the date already officially assigned to celebrating the life of Christopher Columbus.  They named this celebration Native Americans Day .Various jurisdictions across the US celebrate Native American day on various dates.

In 1992, the city of Berkeley, California, declared the date hitherto assigned to Columbus Day to be "Indigenous Peoples Day", and, in time various other jurisdictions followed suit.

A Trifecta, of sorts:

National Sausage Pizza Day
Southern Food Heritage Day
World Obesity Day

Coincidence?

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On this day in history:

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1138 – One of the most destructive earthquakes ever hit Aleppo.

1649 – Cromwell's New Model Army sacked Wexford,

1811 – The first steam-powered ferry in New York harbor began operating.

1852 – The University of Sydney was inaugurated.

1865 – Hundreds people march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

1950 – CBS's field-sequential color system for television was licensed for broadcast by the U.S. FCC

1954 – The French finished pulling out of North Vietnam In accord with the 1954 Geneva Conference, while the CIA stayed behind because not bound by any laws, ever.

1958 – NASA launched Pioneer 1

1968 – NASA launched Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.

1972 – A race riot occurred on the Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam.

1984 – Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first US woman to perform a space walk.

1986 – Gorbachev met con man Reagan in Iceland to discuss IRBM arsenals in Europe.

1987 – The AIDS Memorial Quilt was first displayed during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

1991 – Prof. Anita Hill delivered her testimony regarding Clarence Thomas

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Born this day in:

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“The true militant suffragette is an epitome of the determination of women to possess their own souls”

~~     Emily Davison.

1616 – Andreas Gryphius, poet and playwright
1675 – Samuel Clarke, minister and philosopher
1739 – Grigory Potemkin, general and politician
1758 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, physician and astronomer
1778 – George Bridgetower, musician and composer
1793 – Maria James, poet, domestic servant
1821 – George Williams, philanthropist, founded the YMCA 
1872 – Emily Davison, educator and activist
1879 – Ernst Mally,  philosopher and academic
1881 – Hans Kelsen, jurist and philosopher
1884 – Friedrich Bergius, chemist and academic
1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt, humanitarian and politician
1885 – François Mauriac, novelist, poet, and playwright
1910 – Cahit Arf, mathematician and academic
1913 – Joe Simon, author and illustrator
1915 – T. Llew Jones, author and poet
1919 – Art Blakey, drummer and bandleader
1925 – Elmore Leonard, novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
1926 – Thích Nhat Hanh, monk, author, and poet
1929 – Curtis Amy, saxophonist and clarinetist
1932 – Dottie West, singer, songwriter ,and actress
1935 – Daniel Quinn, author and environmentalist
1936 – Billy Higgins, drummer and educator
1936 – James M. McPherson,  historian and author
1937 – R. H. W. Dillard, poet, author, and critic
1940 – Lucy Morgan, newspaper reporter
1941 – Lester Bowie, trumpet player and composer
1943 – Gene Watson, singer, songwriter, and producer
1946 – Elinor Goodman, journalist
1946 – Daryl Hall, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947 – Thomas Boswell, journalist and author
1950 – William R. Forstchen, historian and author
1952 – Paulette Carlson, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1954 – David Michaels, epidemiologist and politician
1961 – Neil Buchanan, guitarist
1962 – Andy McCoy, musician
1965 – Alexander Hacke, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1966 – Todd Snider, singer and songwriter
1969 – Merieme Chadid, astronomer and explorer
1971 – Petra Haden, violinist and singer
1973 – Brendan B. Brown, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1974 – Rachel Barton Pine, violinist and educator
1976 – Dominic Aitchison, bass player and songwriter

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Died this day in:

Mustard's no good without roast beef.

~~     Chico Marx

1086 – Sima Guang, historian and statesman
1424 – Jan Žižka, general and Hussite leader
1698 – William Molyneux, philosopher and writer
1705 – Guillaume Amontons, physicist and instrument maker
1708 – Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus,  mathematician, physicist, physician, and philosopher
1852 – Gotthold Eisenstein, mathematician and academic
1889 – James Prescott Joule, physicist and brewer
1904 – Mary Tenney Gray, editorial writer, philanthropist, and suffragette
1908 – Rita Cetina Gutiérrez, poet, educator, and activist
1940 – Vito Volterra, mathematician and physicist
1958 – Maurice de Vlaminck, painter
1961 – Chico Marx, comedian and pianist
1963 – Jean Cocteau, author, poet, and playwright
1965 – Dorothea Lange, photographer and journalist
1965 – Walther Stampfli,  lawyer and politician
1967 – Stanley Morison, typographer, known for work on Times New Roman font 
1984 – Benno Schotz, sculptor and engineer
1989 – M. King Hubbert, geologist and academic
1993 – Andy Stewart, singer and entertainer
1996 – Renato Russo, singer, songwriter and guitarist
2007 – Werner von Trapp, singer
2008 – Neal Hefti, trumpet player and composer
2012 – Édgar Negret, sculptor
2019 – Alexei Leonov, cosmonaut and first human to conduct a spacewalk 

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
General Pulaski Memorial Day (United States)
International Day of the Girl Child
International Newspaper Carrier Day
National Coming Out Day
Indigenous Peoples Day
Kraken Day
Native American Day
National Sausage Pizza Day
Southern Food Heritage Day
World Obesity Day

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink

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Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Art Blakey

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Curtis Amy

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Billy Higgins

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Daryl Hall

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Alexander Hacke

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Todd Snider

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Dominic Aitchison

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Ok, it's an open thread, so it's up to you folks now. So what's on your mind?

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Lookout's picture

...and you are enjoying your travels.

Guess I celebrate southern food everyday, but I will gladly honor the first nations peoples today.
Love the Lakota's contribution to this playing for change piece. One of my favorites to play and sing.

I remember having a daydream about the opening acoustic guitar part of “All Along The Watchtower” ending with a Native American scream and a big native drum on the downbeat. That was the spark to assemble one of our biggest and deepest Songs Around The World. From Beirut to New Orleans to the Lakota Nation, musicians play and sing like a musical army determined to stop suffering and greed all over the world. As a society, we need to get back to our roots and connect deeper with our ancestors and native people in general so we can find the wisdom we need to move forward as a human race. As Jimi Hendrix once said, “If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”

-Mark Johnson, PFC Co-Founder

Y'all have a great day!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

I is back, not too much the worse for wear, but far busier than I would like to be, a condition likely to persist until mid-November. Ah well.

I'll postpone listening until I make my breakfast, but thanks. The idea sounds great.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@Lookout

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

You Anglo bastards took everything else away from us. Now you take away the one Italian-American hero.

I wish he had killed ALL the damn Ntive americans. anf the english too.

So today is "Spit on Italians Day".

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness

ITALIAN, but Genoese. There was no Italy when he was born and lived. He was born in 1451 or so and Italy was born in 1860, if memory serves me well. Beyond that, he also never sailed for Genoa. He did land a job as a CREWMAN on a merchant ship of some sort (not sure if it was Genoese or not), but it was attacked and sunk by pirates off of Portugal. He managed to float to shore on some floatsam, began to go to school, and, as far as I know, never saw Genoa again.

PS: I am not an Anglo Bastid, I am a Celt, Irish to be specific, and hence no great fan of Merrie Engelonde.

be well and have a good one.

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dystopian's picture

Hi EL! Seein' any birds?

Leave it to Berkeley to lead the way on the issue. Would love to see Columbus fade away and the native people's consideration take precedence.

Coincidence you ask? A friend explained that there were none, proof being that there were 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case.

1991 – Prof. Anita Hill delivered her testimony regarding Clarence Thomas OR Put another way, on this day in 1991, Joe Biden was being an asshole F'n Americas future up for all.

Hope all is well!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

and such. I have what I hope to be a goodintl pick of a cliff covered with pellies on my phone, to be dealt with later.

I love your proof regarding coincidence.

I omitted the doofus in chief's role in the Clarence Thomas fiasco out of curiosity to see who would first bring it up. Congrats!

be well and have a good one

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Just dropping this great interview with Whitney Webb here:https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1664-james-corbett-talks-china-o...

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

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@Raggedy Ann

be well and have a good one

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@humphrey

be well and have a good one

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QMS's picture

Indigenous Peoples' Day is a day of resistance purposefully celebrated on the date that once commemorated Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the “Americas” and a legacy of colonialism. On this day we celebrate the Original Peoples and Original Nations of Turtle Island.
We are still here!

Our work focuses on these program areas:

Protect the Sacred: Protection and defense of sacred sites and Indigenous lands threatened by extractive industry and mass development projects
Indigenous Sovereignty and Self Determination: Legal support and advocacy supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self Determination of Original Nations across Turtle Island and Internationally
Solidarity and Kinship: Knowledge sharing, care, and solidarity work with Indigenous communities, Relatives, and Allies
Corporate Accountability: Advocacy, research, and divestment work focused on redressing harms caused by corporations and ensuring accountability both across Turtle Island and Internationally
Earth and Climate Justice Advocacy: Legal support and advocacy for climate and earth justice, including regulatory and administrative processes across Turtle Island in defense of the water and land, in opposition to extractive industry and mass development projects
Resistance Training and Education: Providing resistance training (“know your rights”) and education to communities across Turtle Island and the world seeking legal support
International Indigenous Human Rights Advocacy: Advocacy for Indigenous Human Rights around the world in international fora and with international community organizations.

organizer@waterprotectorlegal.org

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@QMS

Native American Rights Foundation.

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and call it "Discovery Day". That covers everyone from the first Northeast Asian wanderers through Leif Ericsson to John Cabot to Samuel de Champlain, to whomever and whenever (possibly including Saint Brendan, Prince Madoc and Henry de Sinclair, if you like a side of myth).

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

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@TheOtherMaven

Indigenous Peoples' Day, but prefer it to be global, including the Maori, Bantu, etc. Beyond that Indigenous Peoples Day (western hemisphere) is still good, we celebrate a great number of colonists and others of that ilk, so it is good to give those who were here when they arrived a few nods as well.

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@humphrey

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

Notice the similarity.

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