10/08/2017 Erasing Erasure

Rev, Teresa Schwartz

“Indigenous Peoples Day” reimagines Columbus Day. It’s a call to look at the shadow side of one of the founding myths of our country. “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue” is one of the bleakest stories of our country’s history: the genocide and erasure of people and culture. If we seek to erase erasure, we look for ways to educate and celebrate indigenous peoples’ culture, resistance, and justice.