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Venezuela´s Indigenous Resistance Day

Since 2002, Venezuela broke with the traditional celebrations on October 12 of Columbus’s so-called “discovery” and began celebrating instead “Indigenous Resistance Day” as homage to the country’s indigenous populations, their history, cultures, and struggles to maintain their identity. In honor of this celebration, on Sunday, October 12 2014 there will be a presentation of the book, “Indian Subjects: Hemispheric Perspectives on the History of Indigenous Education” organized by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, The School of Advanced Research Press and Cultural Survival. Participants will include Flor Palmar, Wayúu educator and one of the book’s co-authors. The celebration will held from 1:00 to 3:00pm* at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in the Patrons Lounge.

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