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8-9s Honor Native American Traditions with Indigenous Day Celebration

Friday, December 18, 2015

On Thursday, December 17, the 8-9s celebrated Indigenous Day. This celebration came out of a discussion around the growing movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Day. The 8-9s decided they wanted to take a stand and celebrate Indigenous Day themselves. They also wrote letters to Mayor DeBlasio to encourage him to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Day in New York City.

Below are some photo highlights from the celebration.