Indigenous Peoples Day

30 August 2015, 3:09 PM
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Monday, October 12, previously recognized solely as Columbus Day, is now recognized by at least nine major US cities as Indigenous Peoples Day, in honor of the contributions and rich history of the country's indigenous cultures. Today, on Indigenous Peoples Day 2015, Hereditary Chief and Elder Chief Phil Lane Jr., URI Global Council Trustee, shares an inspiring message.

"What I think we've been though the last 500 years is a 500-year sweat lodge. Because when you are faced with incredible challenges, you have a choice of giving up, or you have a choice of praying … really calling upon and developing the spiritual qualities of forgiveness, and patience, and passion, and acceptance."