Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, Not Columbus Day

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Columbus Circle, downton Syracuse NY
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Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) is hosting a "Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, Not Columbus Day" program on Monday, October 8, from 4:30-6pm at Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse. We gather to celebrate our Indigenous neighbors and to raise awareness about the violent actions of Christopher Columbus. Local community leaders, justice activists, poets and singers will be featured on stage in front of the statue. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held nearby in Plymouth Church, 232 E. Onondaga St.

NOON member Sue Eiholzer stated, "Recognizing Indigenous People's Day has been an interest of our organization for several years. We have participated in its commemoration at Syracuse University. We have followed the progress of other colleges and cities adopting it as a holiday with great interest and appreciation. I hope that Syracuse will join this movement in the years to come and applaud [Mayor] Walsh for moving the discussion forward.”

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) recognizes and supports the sovereignty of the traditional government of the Onondaga Nation. It is a project of the Syracuse Peace Council. Contact us at (315) 472-5478.