The Béxar County Commissioners Court passed a resolution Tuesday morning declaring October 12 as Indigenous Peoples Day.
This is, of course, the day that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Western Hemisphere in 1492 — setting off a chain of events that would devastate Native Americans in the New World.
After years of dedication for recognition of SA’s Indigenous, BCGP cochair, Antonio Diaz, achieved a big victory yesterday. In Béxar County, October 12 will now be recognized. (Viva ”Los Verdes de YanaGuana”!)
The fight is not over, though. City Council still needs to recognize it for San Antonio!
Be sure to come out and celebrate at the annual Indigenous Dignity Day March this Saturday the 10th of Oct.
Rally at Columbus Park 1:00 – 3:30 pm.
March starts 3:30.
Main Plaza program 5:30 – 7:30 pm in front of the old red courthouse.