America is really Turtle Island! with Mr. Higgins ’92
Did you know that some Indigenous people refer to the land many people call the “United States of America” or the USA" as "Turtle Island"? Do you know why? In his 1963 book Why We Can’t Wait, Dr. King wrote that: “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race….the scar of racial hatred…disfigured colonial society.” Join Mr. Higgins ’92 for this breakout session as he shares what he learned in a POCC session on indigenous peoples. You will come away from this session with more expansive perspectives on Indigenous and First Nation peoples who called this land home long before settlers took over.