October 7, 2017

Happy First Peoples Day

Sam Smith - The term Indigenous Peoples Day was foisted upon us by the Berkeley city council back in 1992. It's the way they talk out there, but we don't have to follow suit. It's a stuffy term of the sort used by academics but we are free to use more simple and commonly understood phrases like First People or First Nation.


fowlbruce said...

First Peoples makes considerably more sense than the inherently erroneous "Native Americans." All the humans in the Americas are either immigrants or descendants of immigrants; genus homo did not arise in the Americas.

Anonymous said...

I use "First Americans", which is accurate and also subsumes "First Nations".