As the national movement to honor the achievements of Native people grows, we celebrate our history and the fact we are still here, writes guest columnist Rebecca Tallent.

Mattaponi Indian Tribe Chief Mark Custalow stands with Gov. Ralph Northam in a garden at the Executive Mansion during the annual tax tribute ceremony last year. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury) Monday, Oct. 9, was Indigenous Peoples’ Day, replacing Columbus Day in many places. Former Gov. Ralph Northam first proclaimed the occasion in 2019, and since then, Virginia has observed Indigenous Peoples’ Day every second Monday of October.But what is it and […]

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