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Veronica Raya from Cetillisti Nahucampa of Aztec, an ethnic group of central Mexico, opens the circle to 7 directions at Columbus Circle, New York, Oct. 12th, 2014. Mexica, Taino, Lakota, Maya, Lenape, Cherokee community celebrated Indigenous People’s Day, the day before Columbus Day. #columbusday #columbuscircle #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #reportage #photojournalism #ritual #indigenousculture

Veronica Raya from Cetillisti Nahucampa of Aztec, an ethnic group of central Mexico, opens the circle to 7 directions at Columbus Circle, New York, Oct. 12th, 2014. Mexica, Taino, Lakota, Maya, Lenape, Cherokee community celebrated Indigenous People’s Day, the day before Columbus Day. #columbusday #columbuscircle #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #reportage #photojournalism #ritual #indigenousculture

Luis Ramos performs a dance dedicated for the indigenous ancestors at Columbus Circle, New York, Oct. 12th, 2014. Mexica, Taino, Lakota, Maya, Lenape, Cherokee community celebrated Indigenous People’s Day, the day before Columbus Day. #columbusday #columbuscircle #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #reportage #photojournalism #onassignment

Luis Ramos performs a dance dedicated for the indigenous ancestors at Columbus Circle, New York, Oct. 12th, 2014. Mexica, Taino, Lakota, Maya, Lenape, Cherokee community celebrated Indigenous People’s Day, the day before Columbus Day. #columbusday #columbuscircle #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #reportage #photojournalism #onassignment

Luis Ramos performs a dance dedicated for the indigenous ancestors at Columbus Circle, New York, Oct. 12th, 2014. Mexica, Taino, Lakota, Maya, Lenape, Cherokee community celebrated Indigenous People’s Day, the day before Columbus Day. #columbusday #columbuscircle #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #indigenousculture #ritual #reportage #photojournalism #onassignment

Luis Ramos performs a dance dedicated for the indigenous ancestors at Columbus Circle, New York, Oct. 12th, 2014. Mexica, Taino, Lakota, Maya, Lenape, Cherokee community celebrated Indigenous People’s Day, the day before Columbus Day. #columbusday #columbuscircle #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #indigenousculture #ritual #reportage #photojournalism #onassignment

“The indigenous memory contains a lot of pain and hurt and tragedy because of this man,” he said of Columbus.

“It’s not about hate; it’s about sharing the story.”

Mr. Ramos led a ceremony of remembrance near the monument to the explorer at Columbus Circle on Sunday, Oct. 12th, 2014.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/new-york-today-columbus-day-or-is-it/

[Photos by Yeong-Ung Yang for the New York Times]

Indigenous Ceremony “The indigenous memory contains a lot of pain and hurt and tragedy because of this man,” he said of Columbus.
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