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Monday, October 12, 1998

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  • Native Americans Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

    Indigenous Hondurans today are sentencing Christopher Columbus for crimes against indigenous Americans, 506 years after his so-called discovery of the continent. The indigenous activists in July began a mock trial of Columbus on charges of genocide and robbery, resulting from the 1492 beginnings of the colonization of the Americas. An estimated 1000 Indians blocked access to Mayan ruins and other tourist sites this weekend as part of the protests leading up to Columbus day. Meanwhile in the U.S. activists around the country are expected to hold demonstrations to mark Indigenous People’s Day.