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Indigenous Peoples Day IITC Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2018
Contact: Nicole Yanes,, 520-248-7402

Mayor London Breed to Acknowledge and Participate in San Francisco’s First Official Indigenous Peoples Day

San Francisco, CA: On January 7, 1851, California’s first Governor, Peter Hardeman Burnett, in his Second
Annual Message to the Legislature, stated “that a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the
two races until the Indian race becomes extinct, must be expected.” This policy of systematic racism and
genocide resulted in the widespread extermination of California’s diverse Indigenous Peoples which was
sanctioned and funded by the State of California and ultimately the US Government…

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