12th of October

Day of Indigenous Resistance, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

This Friday is 12 October, a date formerly known as "The Discovery of South America". Today in Venezuela, the date has been renamed to "Day of Indigenous Resistance". It is a huge shift in perspectives and redraws American history with protagonists who, up until recently, were either impotent or inexistent before the spin on Christopher Columbus and the watershed moment when he stumbled upon Caribbean soil.