Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day
Posted on 10/12/2020

In partnership with the City of Salem and as part of our efforts to be a more inclusive and anti-racist school district, today we are celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For many, the traditionally recognized Columbus Day has been a reminder of the oppression, abuse, and slavery that our continent’s first inhabitants experienced when Europeans arrived. It remains a source of pain for many families in our district and beyond who continue to be victims of discrimination and injustice. Today, we want to celebrate the contributions of the native Americans who have contributed to the diversity that makes our country so special today.  As a school system, we are actively working to embrace the backgrounds of all members of our community, create a space where students and staff feel safe to identify inequities across our schools and where our curriculum represents a balanced and wide range of historical perspectives. We appreciate your support as we strive to create a culture in the Salem Public Schools where all of our students, families, and staff feel heard and valued.

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