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Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a day of national pride for Americans – it marks the anniversary when Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492. However, the arrival of the white man in America was a crushingly destructive time for the Native Americans. Yet, there is so much we can learn from their veneration of natural world. While celebrating Columbus Day and the achievement of our forefathers let’s also celebrate the reverence for the land and nature that the Native Americans have. The Native Americans’ wisdom and care for the land is a lesson we all can learn and incorporate. Incorporate a prayer for the land in your celebrations. Columbus Day – Prayer Here is a prayer from Lloyd Carl Owle of the Cherokee Nation: “O Great Spirit Let your voice whisper righteousness in our ear through the West Wind in the late of the day. Let us be comforted with love for our brothers and sisters and no war. Let us hold good health mentally and physically to solve our problems and accomplish something for future …

Columbus day

Are you ready for Columbus day?

Columbus Day – spirit of discovery Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day will be on the Ninth of October this year.  In recent years, the holiday has received negative attention because of the experiences of the Native American.  Some states have even opted to celebrate Columbus Day as “Indigenous People’s Day” or “Native American Day.” The holiday is becoming a day to celebrate both the spirit of discovery Columbus exhibited and the strength of the Native American peoples who suffered such devastation from his arrival. Looking for an answer? Look up a psychic today and get the support you need! How do we celebrate Columbus Day?  Of course, there are the re-enactments – especially popular in grade school children representing both Columbus and, more recently the Native American, put on pageants for parents to enjoy. There are towns that hold parades in honor of the discoverer and/or the Native American, and, in fact, New York City’s Columbus Day Parade marches right up Fifth Avenue in front of over one million spectators.  To …