On Columbus Day, UNM Students Organize “Indigenous People’s Resistance Tour of the University of New Mexico”Posted: October 17, 2014
Photos by DAVID CORREIA
Text by DAVID CORREIA & HARPER CORREIA-KUEHN
Albuquerque, like most of the rest of the country, celebrated Columbus Day this October 13, 2014. Native students at the University of New Mexico, however, celebrated it as Indigenous People’s Day and organized an “Indigenous People’s Resistance Tour of UNM” as a way to remember European colonization of Native people’s land as genocide and to remind people that UNM sits atop Native land. The day began when activists began a series of banner drops on various buildings around campus. Above, students dropped a banner from the Humanities Building.
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