Joe Biden – Through presidential proclamation, Biden mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day – He is the first president to do so
On Friday, President of America, Joe Biden made a public presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Towards an appreciation of native people, he refocus on the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus.
On Monday, 11 Oct, which will be the Columbus Day, he made a proclamation of Columbus Day before hand – it is established by Congress.
“For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures,” Joe Biden inscribed in the Indigenous Peoples’ Day proclamation. “Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society.” He added.
Role of Italian Americans in U.S. society has been appreciated and praised by President Joe Biden during a separate proclamation on Columbus Day.
He quickly also talked about the harm and violence Columbus and other explorers of the age brought upon America.
“Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities,” Biden wrote. “It is a measure of our greatness as a Nation that we do not seek to bury these shameful episodes of our past — that we face them honestly, we bring them to the light, and we do all we can to address them.”
President Donald Trump’s ardent defense of “intrepid heroes” – it is a resting period same like Columbus in his 2020 proclamation of the holiday.
“Sadly, in recent years, radical activists have sought to undermine Christopher Columbus’ legacy,” Trump said at the time. “These extremists seek to replace discussion of his vast contributions with talk of failings, his discoveries with atrocities, and his achievements with transgressions.”