State, local leaders reflect on Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Baltimore, MD) -- State and local leaders in Maryland are reflecting on Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Our indigenous communities embody the strength and beauty of our state.— Governor Wes Moore (@GovWesMoore) October 9, 2023
On Indigenous Peoples' Day and every day, @LtGovMiller and I are proud to celebrate them and partner with them to build a state where we leave no one behind. pic.twitter.com/VAAIZIHboJ
On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, it is crucial to remember that we can only call this beautiful land home due to the violence and hardships inflicted on Native Americans.— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) October 9, 2023
By acknowledging this troubled history, we ensure that these cruelties will not be repeated.
Baltimore is among dozens of cities to adopt the holiday.
Indigenous Peoples' Day replaces Columbus Day and is held annually on the second Monday in October.