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Pipeline Compounds Injustices Against Native Americans

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by Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer

It would seem that most people are aware of the immoral atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus after his arrival in 1492. Several states and institutions no longer celebrate Columbus Day on Oct. 12, instead opting for the more progressive Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

While the modified name is a welcome shift, it is important to realize that the oppression of the Native American populace has had consequences which can still be felt to this day. These are deep wounds that a mere holiday of recognition cannot heal.

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