October 12th marks Columbus Day, commemorating the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Is this occasion worth celebrating, though? Well, there are many different opinions out there. Turns out, a YouGov poll of more than 7,000 US adults found that Americans narrowly view the European explorer as more of a villain (40%) than a hero (32%). Moreover, these past few years, more and more US cities have been moving to rename the holiday Indigenous People’s Day as well as removing Christopher Columbus statues.
Despite all the controversial discussions, though the thing that we all could do around this time is to try our best to educate ourselves. You can never go wrong with that. Luckily, there’s an interactive Native Land map out there that can help us with that.
More info: native-land.ca
The project is run by Victor Temprano from Canada, who began working on it back in 2015
Image credits: native-land
Native Land is an app as well as a website designed to show people what indigenous groups once lived in…
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