National Indigenous People Day

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Annie Grant is an Indigenous Springville Student

Aidan Black, Writer

National Indigenous Peoples Day is October 10th. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday in the United States that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. On October 8, 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize the holiday, by signing a presidential proclamation declaring October 11, 2021, to be a national holiday. ┬áThe indigenous population is very large here in Alabama. Springville High School student, Annie Thomas Grant, was interviewed about being indigenous. She said, “I’m Annie, and I’m Cherokee!” It’s important to recognize the indigenous people around you since their ancestors are such an important part of American history.