Willamette Wake Up 10/14/2019 — The Day Columbus Day Became Indigenous People’s Day

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Willamette Wake Up 10/14/2019 — The Day Columbus Day Became Indigenous People's Day

Show Notes

The late Native American activist Russell Means called the landing of Christopher Columbus in this hemisphere "The beginning of the end for Native People." On October 10th, 1992, members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and their supporters stopped the "Columbus Day Parade" in Denver, Colorado, where the holiday started. This 27-year-old interview with Russel Means was conducted during that time but never aired. Scott Schlegel conducted the interview, and with his permission, KMUZ aired and archived it.


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Willamette Wake Up is KMUZ’s morning news magazine program that explores what mid-Valley people are doing and talking about through news segments and interviews. The Willamette Wake Up team is dedicated to exploring the deeper stories that define and affect our community. Join us live every weekday morning from 8 to 9 o’clock and repeats 6 to 7PM.

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