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10/11/2021 – Ephemeris – It’s Indigenous Peoples Day

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This is Ephemeris for Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 11th. Today the Sun will be up for 11 hours and 11 minutes, setting at 7:04, and it will rise tomorrow at 7:54. The Moon, 1 day before first quarter, will set at 10:46 this evening.

Today the United States celebrates Columbus Day, a Monday near the date Christopher Columbus landed on a Caribbean island, and found people who got there at least 15 thousand years earlier. Due to superior technology, and nothing else really, the Europeans conquered the peoples of the continents they called the Americas, deeming the indigenous peoples, incorrectly, as savages. My astronomical journey started with learning the constellations and stories from the ancient Greeks. About nine years ago I began to investigate the constellations and stories of the Anishinaabe peoples, whose ancestral lands we live on, which turn out to be as rich and meaningful as those I learned in my youth from the Old World.

The astronomical event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan (EDT, UT-4 hours). They may be different for your location.


Anishinaabe North America is Turtle Island

The Anishinaabe saw North America as Turtle Island. Credit: course, some whites still think the Earth is 6,000 years old and flat.