Today, October 11th 2021, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is being celebrated across the United States. In observance of this important occasion, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz issued the following statement:
“Indigenous Peoples’ Day grants us an opportunity to elevate and celebrate the crucial contributions and rich heritage of America’s Native communities. At the Florida Democratic Party we honor every one of our nation’s 574 Federally Recognized Tribes, and especially the two based in our own state, the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes.
“Although we can never forget the brutality, displacement and injustices visited upon our country’s Native Communities, let us seize this opportunity to reflect upon and show our appreciation for the great heritage and countless contributions of Indigenous Americans to life in our country, and to recommit ourselves to the work of ensuring a future that is more just, inclusive and equitable for the original inhabitants of the land we all now call home.”