Are you indigenous?

It’s been a while since the leftover left took ownership of every nook and cranny of the city of Minneapolis. The city has therefore signed on to multifarious left-wing causes expressing hatred of the United States over the past many years.

In the Cold War, for example, municipal authorities wanted to make it clear that they were on the other side. In 1988, just in time to catch the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Minneapolis adopted a Soviet sister city. The relationship might actually have come in handy in subsequent years. Unfortunately, the powers-that-be in Minneapolis never took advantage of the opportunity to seek advice from our Soviet sister city on the establishment of a multiparty system in a one-party town. Now it’s probably too late for the authorities of Novosibirsk to weigh in constructively.

In the current struggle over the enforcement of immigration law, municipal authorities are of course on the other side. Since 2003, Minneapolis has declared itself a sanctuary city. International sex traffickers have found it a congenial environment. They call it home.

And now, as of late last week, Columbus Day is no more. Minneapolis has declared the holiday Indigenous Peoples Day. Karen Boros reports on the latest effusion of the Minneapolis City Council here.

The text of the resolution is posted here. The text of the resolution (which puts no apostrophe in “Peoples”) locates the origin of the holiday in “a [1977] delegation of Native nations to the United Nations-sponsored International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas.” The celebration began, as you might suspect, in Berkeley. Minneapolis is again joining the left-wing wave.

City Council member Alondra Cano, who led the drive to do what was was done here, explicates the text: “We are sending a signal across the nation and to the global community that we make these changes in the spirit of truth-telling.”

Come again? “This is not about Columbus; he is not the center of our existence. This is about the power of the American Indian and people in indigenous communities all over the world.”

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If they’re hating on America in Minneapolis, Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison must be in the house. Boros quotes Ellison speaking before the Council vote: “Now that we have established Indigenous Peoples Day, every child — whether that child is native or whether that child is not — will learn the truth about where America really comes from. This is so important because it’s difficult to imagine, if you are from the mainstream experience, how it feels to sit in a classroom and be told there was darkness and then Columbus came and then there was light.”

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