Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Proclaims Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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On October 6, 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin proclaimed the second Monday of October, Oct. 10, 2016, to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day, “re-imagining Columbus Day as an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency.”

In particular, this phrase stands out to me:

the State of Vermont recognizes that it was founded and is built upon lands first inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples of this region – the Abenaki and their ancestors and allies – and acknowledges and honors these members of the community, both past and present.

The archived proclamation can be found on the Governor’s website here.

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