Indigenous Peoples’ Day Or, Columbus Day

 Indigenous Peoples' Day Or, Columbus Day


For centuries, the US celebrated Christopher Columbus as the intrepid explorer who discovered the Americas — a symbol of the American ideals of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The story of the Italian navigator taught to generations of schoolchildren is shrouded in mythology. But for the Indigenous peoples who inhabited the Americas long before Columbus ever arrived, Columbus and his namesake holiday represent something much more sinister: the violent colonization of their lands and the brutal treatment of their people.

The movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been decades in the making. As a result of advocacy by Native American activists, many states and localities now observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of — or in addition to — Columbus Day. That shift has since reached the federal level — last year, President Joe Biden became the first president to formally acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

“It’s long overdue,” David Weeden, tribal historic preservation officer for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, told CNN. “When you look back on all that we’ve endured and sacrificed, all the systemic oppression at the hands of various levels of governments and agencies and programs and everything else, the fact that we are still here is amazing.”

Here’s the history behind Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and what it means to Native Americans.

Momentum has been building for decades
To understand the history of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, it’s important to understand how Columbus Day came about.

Columbus had been celebrated unofficially around the US since the late 1700s. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation commemorating the 400th anniversary of his landing. As waves of Italian immigrants arrived in the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they faced prejudice and discrimination. To combat negative perceptions, a group of Italian-American elites took up the cause of Columbus Day, arguing that the contributions of Italian immigrants had helped make America the nation it was. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Columbus Day a national holiday.

The narrative around Columbus Day helped uphold “the new racial order that would emerge in the US in the 20th century, one in which the descendants of diverse ethnic European immigrants became ‘White’ Americans,” historian Malinda Maynor Lowery wrote in a 2019 article for The Conversation.

Eventually, Native Americans began to challenge the history behind it.

Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, Native American activists in the late 1960s formed the Red Power Movement, built on principles of self-determination and cultural pride. At a 1977 United Nations conference in Geneva, Indigenous delegates from around the world resolved “to observe October 12, the day of so-called ‘discovery’ of America, as an International Day of Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.”

It would be longer before their calls were adopted. South Dakota became the first to officially celebrate the day (calling it Native American Day) in 1990. The city of Berkeley, California, embraced Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 1992 as a protest to the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival. Now, numerous states and more than 130 cities observe the holiday.

It’s a time for reflection
For some, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is an occasion to consider the history of the US and how it has treated Native people.

“It’s a time to reflect on all that we’ve been through as a people: How much we endured, how much we’ve persevered, and how much we still have to continue to fight for — for ourselves, for generations before us and for generations that will come after us,” Weeden said.

Kitcki Carroll, an enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and executive director of United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., sees the day as an opportunity to tell a different story about the US.

Indigenous people have often been erased from the country’s historical record — a survey from the National Congress of American Indians found that 87% of state history standards don’t mention Native American history after 1900, while 27 states don’t mention Native Americans in their K-12 curriculum.

Yet Native people continue to have a presence here, while the lands and natural resources that were taken from them became foundational to this country, Carroll said.

“The United States has evolved over time to become the most powerful and wealthy nation the world has ever known,” he said. “It has Indian Country to thank for that.”

For others, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is about reclaiming power and celebrating progress. Crystal Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and CEO of the social justice organization IllumiNative, points to the gains that Indigenous people have made in recent years, from political representation to media visibility.

“For too long, Native peoples have been rendered invisible or misrepresented in popular culture and media, but Native peoples are no longer tolerating or settling for erasure,” she wrote in an email to CNN. “Indigenous Peoples’ Day serves as a reminder of the diversity and depth of Native peoples, and how hard we’ve had to work for recognition and visibility.”

It’s also a call to action
For all of its emphasis on commemorating Indigenous history and culture, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is also a time to move forward and look to the future.

Some Indigenous leaders use the holiday as an opportunity to draw attention to issues that continue to affect Native Americans today, including climate change, tribal sovereignty, and land rights.

Carroll noted that the Biden administration has been taking steps in the right direction when it comes to the country’s relationships with tribal nations — in Biden’s proclamation last year, he committed the US to “honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations.” Having Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary also strengthened those efforts, Carroll said.

Weeden said he hoped that Indigenous Peoples’ Day might ignite discussions on reparations and how the US might better empower tribal nations to be more self-sufficient.

“We deserve a right to remain in our ancestral homes,” he said. “We deserve to be able to eat from the waters and the lands that have sustained us for thousands of years.”


 Indigenous Peoples' Day Or, Columbus Day


On Monday in the nation’s capital, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in a temporary move that it hopes to make permanent. Several other places across the United States have also made the switch in a growing movement to end the celebration of the Italian explorer in favor of honoring Indigenous communities and their resiliency in the face of violence by European explorers like Christopher Columbus.

Baley Champagne is responsible for that change in her home state of Louisiana. The tribal citizen of the United Houma Nation petitioned the governor, John Bel Edwards, to change the day. He did, along with several other states this year.

“It’s become a trend,” Champagne said. “It’s about celebrating people instead of thinking about somebody who actually caused genocide on a population or tried to cause the genocide of an entire population. By bringing Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we’re bringing awareness that we’re not going to allow someone like that to be glorified into a hero, because of the hurt that he caused to Indigenous people of America.”

Global Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Services Market

Global Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Services Market

Dublin, Sept. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Dry-Cleaning And Laundry Services Global Market Report 2023” report has been added to’s offering.

This comprehensive study uncovers the dynamic landscape of the dry-cleaning and laundry services market, showcasing its remarkable growth trajectory from $110.63 billion in 2022 to $114.84 billion in 2023, achieving a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.8%.

Navigating Global Challenges: Recovery in the Midst of Disruption: Amidst the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economic resurgence faces a roadblock caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. This geopolitical crisis has triggered economic sanctions, supply chain disruptions, soaring commodity prices, and inflation across goods and services, casting its shadow across diverse markets worldwide. Despite these hurdles, the dry-cleaning and laundry services market forges ahead, projected to ascend to $129.3 billion by 2027, maintaining a steadfast CAGR of 3.0%.

A Gateway to Innovation: Elevating Industry Standards: The report unfolds a paradigm shift in the dry-cleaning and laundry services arena, as major players embrace product innovations to strengthen their market presence. In a landmark move, Menarini Silicon Biosystems launched the revolutionary CellMag CTC Epithelial Cell kit in February 2021. This innovative solution leverages ferrofluid technology to streamline the manual immuno-magnetic enrichment and staining of rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs). By enhancing efficiency and standardizing sample preparation, this breakthrough product ushers in a new era of excellence in liquid biopsy labs.

Another striking development occurred in April 2021, with Agilent Technologies Inc.’s strategic acquisition of Resolution Bioscience Inc. This strategic move bolsters Agilent’s capabilities in cancer diagnostics, empowering the medical sector with cutting-edge next-generation sequencing-based oncology solutions.

Global Impacts and Emerging Horizons: The report’s panoramic lens captures the diverse regions influencing the dry-cleaning and laundry services market, encompassing Asia-Pacific, Western and Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, and Africa. Notably, North America seized the lead in the market in 2022, while Asia-Pacific emerged as a promising growth frontier.

Revolutionizing Hospitality through Linen Care: The gradual shift in consumer spending towards tourism is anticipated to fuel the hospitality sector’s expansion, driving demand for dry-cleaning and laundry services. A burgeoning trend in the industry involves multi-booking of hotel rooms on a single day, triggering increased linen changes. This strategic approach necessitates professional launderette services, optimizing operational efficiency and maintaining service quality. As the hospitality industry flourishes, the dry-cleaning and laundry services market is poised for substantial growth.

Unlocking Market Potential: The dry-cleaning and laundry services market encompasses a wide array of offerings, from clinical samples and KRT7 to PSMA-positive cells and TTF-1-positive solutions. This thriving sector extends beyond service provision, elevating value and efficacy throughout the market’s ecosystem.

Key Questions Addressed:

Where is the most extensive and fastest-growing dry-cleaning and laundry services market?
How does this market intersect with the global economy and demography, as well as other related markets?
What transformative forces are poised to shape the market’s trajectory?
Shaping the Industry: Major Players and Pioneers:

Elis SA
Spotless Group Holdings Ltd
CSC Serviceworks Holdings Inc.
Johnson Service Group
Downer EDI Limited
K Bro Linen Inc.
Atlantic City Linen Supply LLC
Linen King LLC
Radiant Services Corporation

For more information about this report visit


Reupload blog due to Google Search Console issues!


Joe’s Cleaners are starting to shirt laundry process 


Starting the shirt laundry process

  1. We pre-spot your collar and cuffs at our counter immediately after it is brought in
  1. Your shirt is tagged and checked again for spots
  1. Your shirt is sorted by color and starch preference.
  1. Pre-treated for spots
  1. Washed with an enzyme detergent
    (this detergent is essential in removing body odor, perspiration, blood, food, etc.)
  1. Then non-chlorine bleach is added
  1. Special additive to remove body oils and ring around the collar
  1. Washed and rinsed for 45 minutes
  1. Starched if necessary
  1. Inspected
  1. Rewashed if needed
  1. Expertly pressed and hand finished
  1. Sorted and tagged (most cleaners leave the tag on)
  1. Your pickup and deliver,  wearing (attach it to any piece that needs special attention)

Joe’s Tailor Alterations Receives 2023 Best of Westbury Award

Joe's Tailor Alterations Receives 2023 Best of Westbury Award

Joe’s Tailor Alterations has been selected for 2023 Best of Westbury Award in the Clothing Alteration Service category by the Westbury Award Program.

Each year, the Westbury Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Westbury area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2023 Westbury Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Westbury Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The Westbury Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Westbury area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Westbury Award Program was established to recognize the best local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Westbury Award Program Honors the Achievement



Reasons to consider when choosing clothes to reduce repair costs

Take it to Joe's Tailor Alteration-show-to-find-a-tailor-clothes


The four main factors to consider when choosing clothes are price, purpose, quality and overall appearance. Consumers considering purchasing clothing would be wise to compare the price of the item they are interested into other similar items to see what a reasonable price point is. Consumers should also consider the purpose of the clothing they are purchasing. The place and conditions in which you wear it can determine not only the style of clothing you want but also the material from which it is made. For example, a person camping in a remote wilderness area would not buy a satin robe to wear while travelling. The quality of the clothes is also important because well-made clothes can be worn for a long time. By paying more for high-quality clothes instead of choosing cheaper ones, consumers can save money on extra clothes or repairs later. Since the primary purpose of clothing is to convey a specific image of an individual, the overall appearance of clothing may be the most influential factor in a person’s choice.

In conclusion, clothing mending and repair services are provided by professionals.

What if your favourite coat or uniform looks worn out? Take it to Joe’s Tailor Alterations for mending and repair services. Our seamstresses will evaluate your item, advise you on how to proceed, and share a price for your approval. And you can do it as fast as you need to. Whether it be zippers, buttons, linings, hems, sleeve work, badges or patches, we do our best to extend the life of your garments. If required, we also offer full-service dry cleaning for comprehensive garment care in one visit.

Best Places To Celebrate Memorial Day in Westbury?

We will be Closed Memorial Day


Best Places To Celebrate Memorial Day in Westbury?

Were you looking to make the most of Memorial Day 2023 in Westbury? Explore the finest locations to honour and celebrate this meaningful occasion. Discover the best places in Westbury to commemorate and enjoy this patriotic holiday, from heartfelt memorials to festive events.
Westbury has some excellent venues which are hosted Memorial Day parades and events last year. You can find more information about them below.

  • Eisenhower Park

Where Should I Go To Celebrate Memorial Day in Westbury?

Memorial Day is a major celebration throughout the country, and there are always numerous events and activities to enjoy, including parades, bar crawls, and more.
Westbury has some fantastic venues which are hosted Memorial Day parades & events last year, find them below:

  • Better Body Bootcamp Murph Challenge was hosted at Eisenhower Park.

Assist you alterations for the perfect fit before pressing

Wedding Dress CLeaning

Bridal and Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation Bridal gown preservation and wedding gown restoration are our specialties. We clean gowns according to standard museum quality practices and preserve them according to their standards.

Joe’s Cleaners Wedding Gown Specialists offer consultations for evaluating the condition of your new bridal gown, your couture gown, your family gown, or your vintage wedding dress.

Ask about pressing for your wedding day and free pick-up and delivery. We can also pack your destination wedding gown so that you can safely travel with your wedding dress.  

Caring for your Gown After the Wedding,  Most brides want to preserve their dress as a keepsake, perhaps for their daughter to wear on another special day. Experts at the International Fabric Care Institute, the worldwide association of professional dry cleaners and launderers, recommend cleaning your dress before storage.

The dress may contain invisible stains caused by various foods and beverages, as well as perspiration and body oils. These will later appear as permanent yellow stains if not properly cared for in cleaning. During the one-on-one consultation, we will go over any spills, stains or repairs needed, including beadwork or tears.

A wedding dress change for many brides, the stress of planning a wedding for months can lead to some weight loss or gain before the wedding finally arrives. Many brides find that they need to make last-minute changes right before the wedding day.


We are Launching a New Dry-Cleaning System – It is a revolutionary and very efficient cleaning procedure for commercial textile care. Also, use Bio-based dry cleaning as part of the SYSTEMK4 process for human health and environmental protection. “Pure, Clean, Safe, Soft, and Damage free” It has also been Dermatologically tested with a “Very Good” result. Always look your best in professionally dry-cleaned clothes

Pick Up & Deliver Your Shirt Laundry with Dry Cleaning and Clothes Repairs.

The Easiest & Safest way to do your dry-cleaning Joe’s Organic Dry Cleaners offers a Pickup and Delivery service.

Get Free Pick-Up & Delivery at your home or office, No extra fees, and guaranteed

 (you pay the in-store prices)

Joe’s Organic Dry Cleaners is a business that specializes in cleaning clothes using organic methods. Instead of using harsh chemicals, they use eco-friendly and biodegradable cleaning agents to clean and freshen up clothes. This not only helps protect the environment, but it can also be gentler on delicate fabrics and be better for people with sensitive skin. Additionally, the use of organic methods can help maintain the quality of the clothes and make them last longer.

Is it different from a tailor’s shop if a tailor belonging to a dry cleaner & alterations repairs clothes?

If a tailor working at a dry cleaner and alterations shop repairs clothes, it may not be inherently different from a traditional tailor’s shop.

The difference may lie in the range of services offered by the establishment.

A dry cleaner and alterations shop may offer both cleaning and alteration services, while a traditional tailor’s shop may only offer alterations.

However, the quality and expertise of the tailor would be the key determining factor in the quality of the repair, regardless of where they are working.


We can help you when you need a little repair, such as length, waist, and ham Fix

The customer Says “I always worry about the size of my clothes when I order on the Internet. I ordered the ‘M’ size clothes that I always wear, But I think there will be at least one experience that did not fit the body because the size of each company is slightly different. I like the design and the color, but the size just does not fit…

Work with a reliable tailor. “The first step to finding a good tailor is to ask around. Ask men and women who are well-dressed. If they look good in it, they will fit their stuff. Please contact your local luxury boutique to contact the customer for a change. ”