Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Shifting Narratives with Colectivo Ile Part I

[Image description: Youth dances in a colorful pink skirt, a black shirt, and a red mask, as an audience of people look on. The event AfroJuventudes is the closure of a 9-month political antiracist school where 51 students from all over Puerto Rico meet virtually every Saturday to ​​develop a healthy racial identity that strengthens and affirms their self-worth/image; as well as to understand racism, and its relationship to sexism and other forms of oppression.]
Today, on Indigenous Peoples Day, a day of collective national attention, we honor and uplift the voices, the fighting spirit, and the resilience of Indigenous peoples across the Americas. We also invite you to listen to, learn from, and directly support Indigenous-led Resist grantees who embody wisdom and are on the ground taking action for their sovereignty, their dignity, their health, as well as the wellbeing of planet earth today and every day.


Click below to read part one of a two-part series and learn about how Resist grantee Colectivo Ilé is boldly reclaiming Columbus Day via Afro-Indigenous practices and their decolonial and anti-racist work on the island of Puerto Rico:


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