Today is Columbus Day. For some, it is Indigenous Peoples Day.
While Stephen Colbert may joke about, and some may be honestly offended by, the re-appropriation of Columbus Day by indigenous peoples, the reality is that Native Tribes and indigenous organizations feel ostracized and offended by the holiday.
The movement to re-claim "Columbus Day" (associated with cultural extirpation and colonial hegemony) is part of a wider context of the revivification of indigenous voices across the Americas.
In a recently written paper I address three examples of the tension, transculturation, and tribal aspects of indigenous religious subversion: in the mountains of California, in the shrines of Central America, and on Lake Titicaca in Peru. Read the rest of the paper HERE. http://