Natives ditch Columbus for Indigenous Peoples Day
Native Americans on Oct. 9 march from the Cherokee Nation’s Courthouse Square to Northeastern State University in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, which was recognized in 2016 by the city of Tahlequah and NSU in 2017 instead of Columbus Day. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – On Oct. 9, Native Americans, including many Cherokees, celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day in Tahlequah and on Northeastern State University’s campus. The following Cherokee Phoenix video highlights people and events of the day.