I might not be here if it weren't for #ChristopherColumbus.
But that doesn't mean I will celebrate the violence, entitlement, and oppression he ushered in by getting lost.
And I don't have to give up anything, to lose anything, in order to say that I support #IndigenousPeople. I lose nothing by acknowledging that they are the natives and I am the immigrant.
By honoring, supporting, and standing in solidarity with them, I only stand to gain, to grow, to learn.
So from #StandingRock to #IndigenousPeoplesDay and beyond, I will support the rights and voices of the original Americans. With pride.
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Today, we celebrate #IndigenousPeoplesDay - honoring and uplifting a history, a culture, and a people that has been inhumanely eradicated throughout American history. #IWillHarness my time to listen to the stories of Indigenous Americans and learn their rich history. (Video: @heather_rae22 at our February 2017 Mainstage event: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Communities)