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Columbus may share day with indigenous people under Sacramento City Council proposal

Christopher Columbus may have to share his October holiday with indigenous people if a resolution before City Council is passed next week. The council will consider a plan to proclaim the second Monday in October – recognized nationally as Columbus Day – as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Sacramento.

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11/18/2017

article Amid Raging Debate Over Statues, a Calm Discussion in New York
(New York) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio may have opened up a civic can of worms when he promised to wipe “symbols of hate” from city property, ultimately creating...
article Attendees debate statue removal at first public hearing of de Blasio's commission studying 'symbols of hate'
(New York) -- Two dozen people turned out to offer their feelings about everyone from Christopher Columbus to Boss Tweed Friday, as Mayor de Blasio’s commission to...
article New Yorkers split over whether to nix Christopher Columbus
(New York) -- New Yorkers got their first chance Friday to sound off on Christopher Columbus — and they split nearly evenly over whether statues honoring the famed...

11/15/2017

article Legislators Propose Bill To Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day
(Wisconsin) -- Roughly 200 students from Indian Community School of Milwaukee filled the state Capitol on Tuesday to show their support for legislation that would rename...

10/27/2017

article Indigenous Peoples Day helps shine the light of truth on California’s dark past
(California) -- On Oct. 3, 2017, the city of San Luis Obispo officially joined more than 40 other communities and several states across this country that have replaced...

10/18/2017

article Letter: Indigenous peoples should be respected on campus
(New Mexico) -- On Sept. 13, 2017, I presented a research poster titled “The Strength of the Native American Vote: How Voting Attitudes Among Native American...
article Kalamazoo City Commission Votes in Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Columbus Day Out
(Michigan) -- After a long debate on Monday, October 16, 2017, the Kalamazoo City Comission voted unanimously to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, instead of...

10/15/2017

article The American Indian Community House Calls for the Removal of a Columbus Statue in New York
(New York) -- We, at the American Indian Community House (AICH), the Interim Executive Director, Chair of the Board, Staff, Community Members, and non-Native allies are...
article Thomas Lucente: Columbus deserves to be honored
(Ohio) -- Last week, the United States, or at least the sane part, marked Columbus Day. Columbus Day is meant to mark the day when Christopher Columbus, an Italian...

10/11/2017

article Trump wades in to the Columbus Day fight
(Washington D.C.) -- A growing number of Americans are rethinking how they should talk about Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on the October day designated to honor...
article Syracuse school board shelves plan to replace Columbus Day after getting flak
(New York) -- The Syracuse school board shelved a proposal Wednesday night to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day after getting flak from the community over...
article As another Columbus Day passes, it's time to adapt an indigenous narrative
(Texas) -- This year, Austin joined 54 other cities and towns around the country in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October — the day...
article Why indigenous peoples are right to be offended by Columbus Day
(New York) -- We are indigenous peoples, and for us, every day is already Indigenous Peoples’ Day. So while we respect the desire for Italian Americans to...

10/10/2017

article MORON ALERT: Ben Shapiro apologizes for Columbus Day video slammed as racist
(Washington D.C.) -- Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro apologized on Tuesday for a Columbus Day video posted on his website that depicted Native Americans as cannibals. In...
article City Commission recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day at regular meeting
(Michigan) -- Mount Pleasant Mayor Kathy Ling recognized a positive relationship with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe by welcoming members to conduct an honor song at...
article New Yorkers Call for Indigenous Peoples' Day and Removal of Columbus Statue
(New York) -- More than 50 US cities celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day Monday in place of the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer...
article Students protest removal of Indigenous Peoples’ Day flyers
(Virginia) -- Members of the Latinx Student Alliance and the Native American Student Union gathered Monday afternoon in the Amphitheater to jointly protest the removal...
article Updated! Depicting Native Americans as Bloodthirsty Savages on Columbus Day
(Washington D.C.) -- Today was (or still is, as of this writing) Columbus Day, one of the fakest of all fake ethnic holidays (and trust me, they're all fake). For...
article Panel discusses Columbus and the erasure of indigenous people groups
(Iowa) -- In 1937, the United States declared Columbus Day to be a federal holiday recognizing the landing of Christopher Columbus, and the subsequent colonization of...

10/9/2017

article THE FIX: Trump and the White House don’t acknowledge Native Americans in push not to ‘erase’ Columbus’s legacy
(Washington D.C.) -- A growing number of Americans are rethinking how they should talk about Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on the October day designated to honor...
article Trump Calls Columbus a “Man of Faith” in Holiday Proclamation
(Washington D.C.) -- In a presidential proclamation declaring Monday, October 9, 2017 as Columbus Day, President Donald Trump calls Columbus was “a man of faith....
article Trump does not mention Native Americans in Columbus Day proclamation, breaking with Obama
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump does not acknowledge Native Americans in his first proclamation of Columbus Day, breaking with his predecessor. Trump’s...
article Trump's Statement About Columbus Day Makes No Mention of Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Columbus Day has become a fraught holiday in the United States, but you wouldn’t know it from President Trump’s official proclamation.
article 'Columbus is Not a Hero,' Assemblyman Says in Call to Take Down Statue
(New York) -- On Columbus Day, the husband-wife duo of Assemblyman Charles Barron and City Councilwoman Inez Barron called for the removal of the city's most...
article 5 Young Native Americans On What Indigenous Peoples Day Means To Them
(USA) -- On Monday, as people across the country celebrated the controversial Columbus Day holiday, young Native Americans in Los Angeles marked Indigenous Peoples Day...
article Barron bill would change Columbus Day to ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ (updated)
(New York) -- Assemblyan Charles Barron, D-Brooklyn, is set to detail on Monday legislation that would change state law to recognize the second Monday in October not as...
article Christopher Columbus statues in Connecticut defaced, police say
(Connecticut) -- Police have stepped up security after two Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint in Connecticut. Authorities say the statues at...
article Columbus Day nixed for 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' by more universities nationwide
(USA) -- Harvard University is the latest of a growing number of colleges to add "Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to its calendar, an effort, proponents say,...
article Fighting Spirit / SLC celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day
(Utah) -- The drum, explains Carl Moore, is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, a revered matron who takes care of and provides for her people. “That’s why we...
article How Berkeley became the first city to ditch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- Indigenous Peoples Day, the holiday that celebrates Native American culture and its people, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Berkeley this week. It...
article Indigenous Peoples Day in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Grand Rapids
(Minnesota) -- Minneapolis, St. Paul and Grand Rapids, Minnesota are a few of the U.S. cities that celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 9 instead of Columbus Day.
article Indigenous People’s Day pushed to replace Columbus
(Michigan) -- Although it’s not an official city holiday, one Detroit council member is hoping to create an Indigenous People’s Day in place of Columbus Day.
article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: The Roots of Anti-Columbus Day Activism May Surprise You
(North Dakota) -- I’ll admit that I don’t care much about Columbus Day. I think the explorer himself is a fascinating historical figure, and his...
article MORON ALERT: Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage
(Washington D.C.) -- Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate...
article Native American Day: First Tulsa observance draws praise from local tribe members, participants
(Oklahoma) -- After lighting the sprig of sage, Michael Deo held it away from his body, letting the smoke spread outward and upward.
article New way of teaching Columbus: Putting him on trial for murder
(California) -- For decades, every American kid in a schoolyard has known Christopher Columbus as the Italian explorer who "in 1492, sailed the ocean blue."...
article Providence removing graffiti from vandalized Columbus statue
(Rhode Island) -- The police are investigating after a statue of Christopher Columbus was splashed with red paint Monday, on the day commemorating his arrival in the...
article Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire Website Posts Racist Video Mocking Native Americans for Columbus Day
(The Internet) -- To celebrate Columbus Day this year, right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro’s website posted a video apparently excusing ethnic genocide by depicting...
article Crazy Horse Memorial celebrates Native Americans' Day through music
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Crazy Horse Memorial, celebrated Native Americans' Day with a concert at the Crazy Horse Visitor Center.

10/8/2017

article Trump Issues Columbus Day Proclamation Without Obama’s Misgivings
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has issued the annual U.S. proclamation for Columbus Day this Monday without any of his predecessor’s misgivings...
article White America? Trump Praises 'Arrival of Europeans' In Columbus Day Message, Doesn't Mention Native Americans Who Were Slaughtered
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s Columbus Day message is a little different from that of his predecessor, with the Republican opting to leave out any...
article Pilgrim museum recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts museum on the historic English colony at Plymouth is recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day. Plimoth Plantation will host...
article Group to gather at Columbus statue downtown for 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
(New York) -- A group is gathering tomorrow at Columbus Circle to celebrate the Onondaga Nation and other indigenous people around the world. The group, Neighbors of the...
article Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus
(New York) -- A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August...
article NYC American Indian group pens letter urging de Blasio commission to remove Christopher Columbus statues
(New York) -- A group serving the city's indigenous people wants Mayor de Blasio's monuments commission to remove the city’s statues of Christopher...
article Here Are The Cities That Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Instead of Columbus Day
(USA) -- Each year, more cities, states and universities opt to celebrate an alternative to Columbus Day: Indigenous Peoples' Day. Instead of honoring Christopher...
article Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a step toward justice for all
(Maine) -- What we choose to commemorate as a holiday reflects our values. As people of conscience acknowledge a conqueror’s history has distorted the historical...
article Italians decry plans to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in L.A. and other areas
(California) -- A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August...
article Lincoln County Town Is First In State To Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Kentucky) -- A small town right here in Kentucky is recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Supporters say it’s a step to teach people of the...
article Most Americans still view Christopher Columbus favorably while cities drop his holiday to honor Native peoples
(Oklahoma) -- Christopher Columbus may not be as popular now as he was when the U.S. capital and a national holiday were named in his honor, but a majority of Americans...
article Push to abolish Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day picks up steam
(Washington D.C.) -- A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the United States, with Los...
article Rolo: The truth about Christopher Columbus
(USA) -- For the past 80 years, since Columbus Day became a federal holiday, we have celebrated an explorer who engaged in enslavement, outright theft and the genocide...
article Tulsa World Editorial: Tulsa to celebrate its first Native American Day
(Oklahoma) -- Monday is the first official Native American Day in Tulsa. It’s about time. Oklahoma and Tulsa in particular are immersed in Native American culture...

10/6/2017

article City of Tulsa plans activities for first recognition of 'Native American Day'
(Oklahoma) -- The City of Tulsa has announced its plans for its first Native American Day celebration. Mayor G.T. Bynum and City Council Chair Anna America will join...
article MASON: Blaming Columbus Misses the Lessons of History
(New Mexico) -- As a proud member of both the Osage Nation (the Ni-U-Kon-Ska, "People of the Middle Waters"), and the Knights of Columbus, I am disgusted and...
article Top 5 atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus
(South Dakota) -- It’s difficult to think of a more perverse hero than Christopher Columbus, the Spaniard who led Europe’s first landing party in the...
article Tribe that encountered Pilgrims renames Columbus Day
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts tribe that was the first to encounter the Pilgrims is renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...

10/5/2017

article Oak Park District 97 to honor both Columbus Day, indigenous people on Oct. 9
(Illinois) -- Though the future of the holiday remains to be decided, Oak Park School District 97 will still recognize Columbus Day this month while also honoring people...
article Indigenous Peoples' Day not recognized in Cincinnati again: Councilmembers, mayor called hypocrites
(Ohio) -- Councilmembers and Mayor John Cranley were called hypocrites Wednesday when they again did not move to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

10/4/2017

article Indigenous Peoples Day to replace Columbus Day in L.A. County
(California) -- Starting no later than 2019, the second Monday in October will be observed as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day in Los Angeles County,...
article L.A. County Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- TITLE: Recommendation as submitted by Supervisors Solis and Kuehl: Designate October 12th of each year, as "Italian American Heritage Day" in...
article American Indian Center of Chicago Disapproval of State of Illinois Designated Indigenous Peoples Day to “Last Monday of September.”
(Illinois) -- Last month the 100th Illinois General Assembly passed a law that Gov. Rauner signed designating “the last Monday in September of each year as...
article Indigenous Peoples to share holiday with Columbus in Salt Lake City
(Utah) -- The second Monday of October will now stand for two holidays in Utah's capital city. The Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to declare the...

9/29/2017

article With a narrow vote, Burbank officials replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- With a narrow 3-2 vote on Tuesday, Burbank became the most recent city in California to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
article “Native American Day” to replace Columbus Day in Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Columbus Day being declared a federal holiday by the U.S. government. It was on Oct. 12, 1492 that Italian...

9/27/2017

article Group Calls Columbus Statue Vandalism ‘An Instrument Of Hate Against Italian Americans’
(New York) -- With a new social media campaign targeting Columbus Day, the NYPD is ramping up plans to protect statues across the city.
article Mayor proclaims Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day in Farmington
(New Mexico) -- Some members of the Navajo Nation who attended Tuesday's Farmington City Council meeting said a proclamation issued during the meeting could help...
article Santa Fe County declares Indigenous People’s Day
(New Mexico) -- The Santa Fe County Commission has declared that the second Monday in October — typically recognized as “Columbus Day” and a national...
article Some Cities, Native American Activists, Reject Columbus Day
(USA) -- “In fourteen-hundred-ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Generations of American schoolchildren have chanted this poem to celebrate...

9/26/2017

article A city’s effort to change Columbus Day proves ‘divisive’
(Washington) -- City Council members say they had no idea how much public debate would be aroused by deciding what to call the second Monday in October. Traditionally,...
article County Commission adopts Indigenous Peoples’ Day for second Monday in October
(New Mexico) -- County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a proclamation declaring Indigenous Peoples’ Day should be celebrated in Santa Fe County the...

9/25/2017

article SLC Council to consider renaming Columbus Day as ‘Indigenous People’s Day’
(Utah) -- The City Council will consider renaming Columbus Day as "Indigenous Peoples Day." A resolution, being sponsored by Salt Lake City Councilman Charlie...

9/22/2017

article Tulsa City Council votes to recognize Native American Day on Columbus Day
(Oklahoma) -- The second Monday in October will be recognized by the city of Tulsa as Native American Day. The City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday at the...

9/13/2017

article Native American Group Wants Christopher Columbus Statue in Lancaster Removed
(Pennsylvania) -- An American Indian group wants a Pennsylvania county to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus near its courthouse. The Lancaster County Chapter of...
article Orono council votes to swap Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Maine) -- Orono town councilors Monday night unanimously voted to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day, becoming the third Maine community to...

9/12/2017

article Christopher Columbus statue defaced in Central Park
(New York) -- A vandal defiled a larger-than-life statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park on Tuesday, leaving “blood”-red paint on the explorer’...
article Group seeks removal of Christopher Columbus statue in Lancaster
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Lancaster County residents is seeking the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue located in downtown Lancaster. The metal bust placed on...
article This Major City Just Voted to Do Away with Columbus Day
(California) -- The Los Angeles City Council has approved a motion to replace Columbus Day—traditionally celebrated on the second Monday of every October—...

9/11/2017

article Native Americans at UCLA celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day naming
(California) -- Clementine Bordeaux, a member of the Rosebud Lakota tribe, said she was surprised when the Los Angeles City Council voted to replace Columbus Day with a...

9/8/2017

article City of Oberlin Recognizes Indigenous People
(Ohio) -- When I was in elementary school, my teacher read us Jane Yolen’s Encounter, an illustrated book displaying a Native American child’s perspective on...
article Ithaca passes resolution for Indigenous Peoples' Day
(New York) -- The Ithaca Common Council unanimously passed a resolution to acknowledge the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day rather than Columbus...
article Letter: America must stop vilifying Columbus
(New York) -- The 15th century began the Age of Exploration. The explorers were extraordinary men, daring, and capable of miraculous as-well-as monstrous deeds.

9/5/2017

article Aspen city councilman pushes for renaming of Columbus Day
(Colorado) -- City Councilman Bert Myrin wants Aspen to treat Columbus Day similar to what cities such as Denver, San Francisco and just recently, Los Angeles, have...

8/30/2017

article L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar
(California) -- The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who viewed the explorer as a symbol...
article LA votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- The City Council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official Los Angeles holiday. Councilmembers voted 14-1 to make the...
article Christopher Columbus Statue Beheaded in Yonkers
(New York) -- A statue of celebrated explorer Christopher Columbus was found beheaded in a Yonkers park. Lifelong resident Pat Gamberdella said he called police when he...

8/29/2017

article Columbus Day may soon be over in LA, replaced by Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- Will Los Angeles do away with Columbus Day and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead? That’s the question the L.A. City Council will be asked...
article Indigenous Peoples Day or Diversity Day? L.A. is poised to rename Columbus Day, but councilmen have different ideas
(California) -- Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino has long been effusive about his Italian heritage, bringing opera singers to City Hall and posting YouTube...
article Bangor to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Maine) -- The city of Bangor on Monday night became the second city in Maine and among a few dozens of U.S. cities to vote to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day...

8/28/2017

article Akron Considers Replacing Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Ohio) -- A measure being introduced in Akron City Council next month could remove the federal Columbus Day holiday and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

8/27/2017

article Akron considering changing name of Columbus Day
(Ohio) -- Another Ohio city is considering changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Akron City Councilman Russ Neal has proposed...

8/23/2017

article Akron proposal shuns Columbus for his role in Native American genocide and transatlantic slave trade
(Ohio) -- Akron could soon abolish Columbus Day — what some in a deeply divided America equate to yet another celebration of slavery and white oppression.

8/21/2017

article Demonstrators rally at City Hall to bring down Christopher Columbus statue
(Ohio) -- Christopher Columbus was a villain of history and his statue should be removed, according to demonstrators who gathered Saturday before one of several...

8/20/2017

article Dozens gather to protest Columbus bust in Detroit
(Colorado) -- A crowd of dozens gathered at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Randolph Saturday afternoon at the statue of Christopher Columbus. Detroit has largely...

8/6/2017

article City backs Indigenous People’s Day
(Oregon) -- As a small step toward righting historic injustices, not to mention correcting the historical record, the Ashland City Council on Tuesday unanimously...

7/24/2017

article Town Of Durham May Establish Indigenous Peoples' Day
(New Hampshire) -- On Wednesday morning, Durham’s three-person human rights commission will discuss establishing an Indigenous Peoples Day. Town administrator Todd...

6/27/2017

article Alaska Adopts New Law Declaring Indigenous Peoples Day
(Alaska) -- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Saturday, June 24, 2017 signed a bill into law officially designating the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. He...

6/25/2017

article Op-Ed: Goodbye, Columbus
(California) -- Earlier this month, a committee of the Los Angeles City Council backed a plan to reframe Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day, following the lead of...

6/14/2017

article L.A. Committee to Explore Controversial Proposal to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- A Los Angeles City Council committee will continue Wednesday to explore a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called...

5/1/2017

article Students at UMass seek recognition of an Indigenous People’s Day
(Massachusetts) -- Students at the University of Massachusetts are looking to establish an Indigenous People’s Day at the university, after the passing of a...

4/14/2017

article Indiana Indian Day to apologize to Native American Indians
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers are invited to join students, county historians, Mennonites, Catholics and others to attend Indiana Indian Day to apologize to Native American...

4/9/2017

article Joe Salazar introduces legislation to repeal Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado
(Colorado) -- State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Thornton Democrat, on Friday introduced a bill to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado and instead offer state...

3/27/2017

article Under compromise, Columbus Day would become Columbus, Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders’ Day
(Nebraska) -- To Larry Wright Jr., Chief Standing Bear’s legacy is worthy of celebration, especially as Nebraska marks its 150th anniversary of statehood. After...

2/28/2017

article Bill to change name of Columbus Day takes step forward
(Montana) -- After emotional testimony from members of the American Indian caucus, joined by both Democrats and Republicans who implored lawmakers to change the name of...

2/25/2017

article OP/ED: Do the right thing: Change the name of Columbus Day
(Montana) -- Columbus Day or Montana Heritage Day — the name of the holiday might not mean much to you, but to me, as a Native American, it matters quite a lot.

2/18/2017

article Williamsville school board tackles Columbus Day as educational experience
(New York) -- Some other area schools have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Day, and now it is Williamsville's turn to tackle the topic.

2/17/2017

article Editorial: Lawmakers waste time on changing Columbus Day law
(Nevada) -- Lawmakers have just 120 days every other year to take care of business, and they are always complaining that there just isn’t enough time to get it...

2/10/2017

article Nevada legislative committee calls to change Columbus Day to ‘Indigenous People’s Day’
(Nevada) -- After hearing from more than a dozen American Indians Columbus Day is an insult to all tribal members, the Senate Government Affairs Committee voted...

2/9/2017

article Native American lawmakers asking to rename Columbus Day in Montana
(Montana) -- State lawmakers from Indian Country are asking their colleagues to help change Columbus Day to Montana Heritage Day. Rep. Bridget Smith, a Democrat...

2/2/2017

article SGA to discuss changing Columbus Day to Native American Day or Indigenous People’s Day
(Maryland) -- Months after Columbus Day, the University of Maryland SGA will discuss a resolution urging this university's administration to acknowledge the holiday...

1/27/2017

article SF school board dumps Columbus for Indigenous People’s Day
(California) -- San Francisco’s Board of Education has voted unanimously to remove Columbus Day from the academic calendar and replace it with Indigenous People...

1/25/2017

article Students ask to change ‘Columbus Day’ to ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’
(New York) -- Christopher Columbus likely did many things in his life. One thing he did not do, though, is discover “The New World.” You can’t discover...

1/17/2017

article Bill would replace Columbus Day with day honoring Chief Standing Bear, other Native American leaders
(Nebraska) -- A line spanning nearly 400 years connects Italian explorer Christopher Columbus to Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe. When Columbus discovered the New...

12/3/2016

article CHAMPAGNE: Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day, or Both?
(USA) -- Many indigenous people have protested the commemoration of Columbus Day. In the United States, Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12, and is a federal...

12/1/2016

article Columbus may share day with indigenous people under Sacramento City Council proposal
(California) -- Christopher Columbus may have to share his October holiday with indigenous people if a resolution before City Council is passed next week. The council...

11/26/2016

article Editorial: Can a holiday to honor Native Americans help heal a history of oppression?
(California) -- The Los Angeles City Council is considering joining a movement to replace Columbus Day with an official holiday called Indigenous Peoples Day, to...

11/8/2016

article UMD’s Graduate Student Government wants Columbus Day to be Indigenous People’s Day
(Maryland) -- For many, Columbus Day does not mark the discovery of the Americas, but rather the arrival of an explorer who ignited centuries of violence toward...

10/31/2016

article City Considers Scrapping Columbus Day in Favor of Native American Day
(California) -- Representatives of Italian American and other groups went to Los Angeles City Hall Monday to voice their opposition to a proposal to replace Columbus Day...

10/29/2016

article Outraged Italian Americans: Columbus Day loses to Native Americans?
(California) -- A City Council committee Monday will consider a proposal to replace Columbus Day with a city holiday that celebrates Native Americans instead of the...

10/21/2016

article Victim of Reno Arch incident speaks out
(Reno) -- Kitty Colbert — an Army National Guard veteran, singer and grandmother — can't move from her hospital bed without help. The 59-year-old patient...

10/17/2016

article Man Accused Of Driving Into Reno Protesters Arrested
(Reno) -- Reno police say an 18-year-old man accused of driving a pickup truck into a crowd of protesters rallying in support of Native American rights has been arrested...

10/16/2016

article 2nd Indigenous Day becomes platform for justice
(New Mexico) -- As hundreds of people, mostly tribal members, marched through downtown celebrating the 2nd Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday night, their voices cried out...
article Native American protesters injured as truck plows through crowd on Nevada roadway
(Nevada) -- Around 40 people were protesting Columbus Day in Reno, Nevada, when suddenly a truck revved its engine and rammed through the crowd. On Tuesday Police Chief...
article COLUMN: Victimizing the indigenous
(Texas) -- Political correctness has dampened another holiday. Yep! Columbus Day is being downgraded by folks claiming to speak for those whose ancestors were here when...
article Consider a Columbus Day alternative
(Alabama) -- Columbus Day has become one of the country’s signature holidays, celebrating the “discovery” of America in 1492 by the European explorer....
article Rim Country Holidays – Columbus Day
(Arizona) -- The day marking the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas has been observed in the United States since Colonial times. The celebrations have...

10/15/2016

article The long, complicated relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Royals
(Canada) -- When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia and the Yukon this week, it will be the latest interaction in a long...

10/14/2016

article Clara Caufield: A growing movement for Indigenous People's Day
(Montana) -- In Montana, most of the schools, banks and even some private businesses are closed on October 10 to celebrate Columbus Day. Even on the many reservations!

10/13/2016

article BLOG: We Should Stop Celebrating Columbus
(USA) -- It’s that time of year again. In midtown Manhattan, people are gearing up for the annual “Columbus Day Parade” which will disrupt traffic...
article Editorial: Chastising the ignoramuses still advertising Columbus Day
(South Dakota) -- It happens every year and we have been fighting it for 26 year now. Just as sure as clockwork the advertisements for department stores like Herberger...
article EDITORIAL: Indigenous Peoples Day a stark, necessary reminder of America & Europe's bloody past
(Michigan) -- The face, and soul, of America are changing. We are becoming a more diverse nation, one that is more black, brown and yellow than white.
article ICTMN’s Vincent Schilling Discusses Columbus Day on HuffPo LiveStream
(Washington D.C.) -- ICTMN’s Arts and Entertainment editor Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) was invited to speak about Columbus and Columbus Day on Monday...
article OP/ED: Happy Columbus Day: Let’s talk about indigenous peoples
(Massachusetts) -- Well, here it is. Another bright and sunny Columbus Day weekend in the United States and, despite the fact that some cities such as Denver, Seattle...
article Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at South Park
(Kansas) -- An Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, organized by Haskell Indian Nations University, took place Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 in South Park. The event featured...

10/12/2016

article American Indians respond to protest incident
(Reno) -- After a man drove a pickup through a crowd of Columbus Day protesters under the Reno Arch on Monday night, Native American leaders are calling for justice for...
article Reno police eye charges in truck vs. protesters incident
(Reno) -- Reno Police Chief Jason Soto said Wednesday that detectives are preparing an affidavit for judicial review on possible criminal charges in connection with...
article Reno police prepare charges in pickup, protesters crash
(Reno) -- Detectives are preparing legal documents for possible criminal charges after an 18-year-old man drove a pickup truck through a crowd of protesters rallying in...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, city of Mt. Pleasant celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day
(Michigan) -- A special ceremony marked Indigenous Peoples Day in Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant Mayor Kathy Ling read a proclamation in honor of the day at the Mt. Pleasant...
article Native American students at Colorado College express civil rights
(Colorado) -- The Native American Student Union expressed solidarity with North Dakota pipeline protesters Wednesday on the Colorado College campus, the 524th...

10/11/2016

article Indigenous People's Day special: The emerging history of Indian slavery in California
(California) -- After more than 150 years, historians (and perhaps Californians) are facing the horrifying truth that Indian slavery was a key source of labor that...
article Native American rights group reacts after truck plows into crowd in Reno — VIDEO
(Reno) -- Detectives are reviewing witness accounts and “horrifying” cellphone video while they consider filing a criminal complaint after a pickup truck...
article Truck hits Native American crowd during Columbus Day protest in Nevada; no arrest yet
(Reno) -- The founder of a Native American rights group that was rallying in Reno, Nevada, when a pickup truck plowed through protesters wants to know why police haven...
article Video shows pickup truck plowing into Native American rights protesters
(Reno) -- A witness described it as a hate crime and said the driver yelled obscenities at the crowd, which was protesting Columbus Day and the North Dakota oil pipeline
article Indigenous Peoples Day honors Native Americans at Fort Lewis College
(Colorado) -- Ten months after the city of Durango unanimously voted to celebrate the conquered rather than the conqueror, more than 200 people gathered at Fort Lewis...
article Indigenous Peoples Day Sweeps Nation as Battles Intensify for Native American Rights
(California) -- As the movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day finds success in communities from Phoenix, Arizona to the state of...
article Inside the growing movement to ditch Columbus Day and celebrate Native Americans instead
(USA) -- Every year, more cities adopt resolutions to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as a counter-movement honoring Native Americans instead of...
article Renaming, reframing, reclaiming: Tribes’ different view of Columbus Day
(Washington D.C.) -- Columbus Day will be a holiday for students in most of the country, but it will be just another Monday for students in the Navajo Nation. “I...
article Rushed planning for Indigenous Peoples Day event caused confusion
(New Mexico) -- A ceremony with tribal leaders and drummers and dancers to commemorate the first Indigenous Peoples Day in Santa Fe drew a small crowd Monday on the...
article Seattle celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Washington) -- United Indians of All Tribes Foundation celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday with a march in downtown Seattle on Fifth Avenue from Westlake...
article What if Columbus met Native Lives Matter?
(New York) -- In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue . . . That’s probably the last carefree verse ever written about Christopher Columbus...

10/10/2016

article Columbus Day being set aside in favor of honoring Native Americans
(California) -- Columbus Day is here once again and with it comes the seemingly never-ending controversy about the holiday that honors the man credited with discovering...
article DecolonizeThisPlace Demands Removal of Natural History Museum’s Roosevelt Statue
(New York) -- Over 200 people took part in the Decolonize This Place tour of the American Museum of Natural History, and joined the rally outside the museum to remove...
article Instead of Columbus Day, Fargo will mark Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day
(North Dakota) -- When Crystal Gonzales learned about Christopher Columbus for the first time in grade school here, she said it was the standard lesson about 1492 and...
article Native Americans push to end Columbus Day — not so fast, Italians say
(Nebraska) -- Native Americans despise Christopher Columbus while Italian-Americans lionize him, and whether the sailor deserves condemnation or commendation has...
article San Juan College honors Indigenous Peoples Day
(New Mexico) -- San Juan College's first celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day included discussion, music and a food demonstration. College officials implemented the...
article The war against Columbus Day
(USA) -- A growing number of communities are now ditching the traditional Columbus Day holiday in favor of Indigenous People’s Day, which, supporters say, is meant...
article Driver plows through Reno protesters under arch
(Reno) -- At least five people were hit by a pickup and one woman was hospitalized during a protest in downtown Reno. The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. Monday...
article How a town that’s 97% white came to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(New York) -- Within several months last year, the small, conservative, 97%-white town of Newstead in northeastern New York successfully fought to change Columbus Day to...
article On Columbus Day, a look at the myth that 'all the real Indians died off'
(USA) -- When she was growing up, Dina Gilio-Whitaker was constantly asked, "How much Indian blood do you have?" She could never figure out how to respond,...
article Injunction Against Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Dissolved
(Washington D.C.) -- On the eve of a holiday that honors the colonial invasion of America, the D.C. Circuit served defeat to a tribe protesting construction of the $3.8...

10/9/2016

article Many would welcome switch to Indigenous People’s Day
(New York) -- “They [the Arawak people of the present day Bahamas] … willingly traded everything they owned … They would make fine servants …...
article Berkeley community members gather to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day
(California) -- Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park was filled with the sounds of drumming and the bustle of vendors Saturday as community members gathered to...
article Boulder celebrating inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day
(Colorado) -- Boulder's inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration today honored the culture and history of the city's first residents. "How Boulder was...
article Instead of Columbus Day, Fargo will mark Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day
(North Dakota) -- When Crystal Gonzales learned about Christopher Columbus for the first time in grade school here, she said it was the standard lesson about 1492 and...
article Lincoln honors Native American heritage on Columbus Day
(Nebraska) -- Lincoln observes its first official “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on Monday. Mayor Chris Beutler signed a resolution designating the second...
article Sullivan: Charting new Columbus Day course
(Massachusetts) -- Happy Indigenous People’s Day! You may be wondering what I’m talking about. It’s a shout out to Cambridge. Earlier this year, the...
article NOEM: Honoring Native American Day
(South Dakota) -- I have had the honor of receiving a Star Quilt from tribes in South Dakota on a few occasions. Each time one has been presented, I’m humbled by...
article RILEY: Columbus Day and what Native Americans really need
(USA) -- This week the city of Denver will become the 14th community in the country to recognize the second Monday of October—previously known only as Columbus Day...
article It’s that Time of Year Again ... When We Recognize Indigenous People!
(Colorado) -- In the fall America notices Indians. Throughout the rest of the year in the US, Native people are virtually invisible, but with the onset of autumn they...

10/8/2016

article Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Hartford may make the switch for good
(Vermont) -- Vermont has officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an executive proclamation Thursday, making the change...
article Event to honor Indigenous Peoples Day in Olympia
(Washington) -- An event to mark the second annual Indigenous Peoples Day in Olympia is set for Monday at Heritage Park. Last year, Olympia joined a growing number of...

10/7/2016

article First Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on Monday at Fort Lewis College
(Colorado) -- Fort Lewis College will hold its Inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration on Monday, the day typically recognized as Columbus Day.
article Indigenous American Indians: Discrimination, A Pipeline And Columbus Day
(USA) -- Almost exactly one month after mass protests spurred government intervention in the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the United States’...

10/6/2016

article ASU celebrates 1st university-wide Indigenous Peoples Day
(Arizona) -- Arizona is home to one of the largest Native American populations in the United States. To help honor the thousands of years of indigenous tradition and...
article Phoenix to celebrate Native Americans on Columbus Day
(Arizona) -- When the federal and state governments observe Columbus Day on Monday, Phoenix will recognize the history and contributions of Native Americans with its...
article Here We Come Again, Columbus! 2nd Annual NY Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
(New York) -- On Columbus Day weekend in 2015, for the first time in NYC, 6,000 Indigenous people and supporters gathered on Randall’s Island to celebrate the 523-...

10/5/2016

article Can Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day co-exist?
(Illinois) -- Chicago enters the debate over whether or not to celebrate Christopher Columbus, a man whose legacy has turned sour. Chicago designated Monday as...
article Council rejects Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati City Council Wednesday rejected a proclamation that would have recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day – a loss that...

10/4/2016

article Denver approves permanent recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Columbus Day
(Colorado) -- Denver city government doesn’t officially recognize Columbus Day, but this year the state capital will join several other large cities in designating...
article Denver just became the latest city to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day
(Colorado) -- The city of Denver announced on Monday that it will join fourteen other cities across the country in recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day every year...

10/3/2016

article City proposal: Make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
(Ohio) -- Is this the end for Columbus Day in the City of Cincinnati? Under a proclamation that could be considered by council as soon as Wednesday, the city would...
article Denver approves permanent recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Columbus Day
(Colorado) -- Denver city government doesn’t officially recognize Columbus Day, but this year the state capital will join several other large cities in designating...

10/2/2016

article Native American tribes maintaining anti-Columbus Day tradition
(New York) -- Not everybody will be celebrating Columbus Day. Members of 200 Native American tribes, who consider the Italian explorer more criminal than conqueror, will...

9/30/2016

article Santa Fe to celebrate indigenous people on Columbus Day
(New Mexico) -- Santa Fe leaders say they will now recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.
article Indigenous Peoples Day to be recognized in Bemidji
(Minnesota) -- A movement spreading through the United States officially makes its way to Bemidji on Monday. During the City Council meeting, starting at 6 p.m., Bemidji...

9/29/2016

article Activists and Youth Push for Springfield to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Oregon) -- Across most of the country, Oct. 10 is Columbus Day — celebrating Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America. But in Eugene and...
article N-W school board accepts move to Indigenous Peoples Day
(New York) -- Columbus Day is no more, at least where the Niagara-Wheatfield School District is concerned. Following an impassioned presentation by a group of students,...

9/28/2016

article CAIR-OK Stands in Solidarity with Native American Community in Support of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today expressed disappointment in the City Council of Oklahoma City’s...
article Niagara Wheatfield rejects Columbus Day, adopts Indigenous Peoples Day
(New York) -- An Italian-American teacher and some Tuscarora Indian students created a movement that led the Niagara Wheatfield School Board last week to do away with...

9/26/2016

article Phoenix considers celebrating Native American culture on Columbus Day
(Arizona) -- Phoenix could soon join a collection of cities that hold alternative celebrations on Columbus Day to commemorate the history and contributions of Native...

9/25/2016

article Council considers creating Indigenous Peoples' Day; public hearing Monday
(Montana) -- When Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, the North American continent was already home to groups of people who had their own communities, their own...

9/20/2016

article Native American groups urge city leaders to scrap Columbus Day
(Texas) -- A local group of Native Americans on Tuesday asked the City Council to stop celebrating Columbus Day and instead mark Indigenous Peoples' Day on the...

9/19/2016

article City of Springfield Requested to Recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Oregon) -- The local Native American community is looking to add Springfield to list of cities in Oregon to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day. Columbus Day is...

9/18/2016

article Defending Columbus
(Chicago) -- Columbus Day is under assault as never before.Once unabashedly celebrated throughout the land, it was hailed initially by President Harrison in 1892,...

9/16/2016

article Don't Want To Honor Columbus? Chicago Weighs Indigenous People's Day
(Chicago) -- Native Americans will get their revenge on Christopher Columbus in Chicago with Indigenous People's Day joining Columbus Day if a new proposal clears...

8/29/2016

article City Council changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Washington) -- The Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to pass a resolution to change the name of "Columbus Day" to "Indigenous Peoples' Day" on...

8/24/2016

article American Indian Council seeks to bring Indigenous People's Day to all of ASU
(Arizona) -- Most Sun Devils know that Arizona is home to the saguaro cactus, haboobs and ASU, but many don’t know that the state is also home to 22 distinct...

6/19/2016

article Montana lawmaker proposes renaming Columbus Day
(Montana) -- A Montana lawmaker is proposing that the Legislature rename Columbus day with a name that celebrates Native Americans. State Rep. Bridget Smith, D-Wolf...

6/17/2016

article Montana lawmaker proposes replacement for Columbus Day
(Montana) -- A Montana lawmaker is proposing that the Legislature replace Columbus Day with a named celebration of Native Americans.

6/9/2016

article Cambridge renames Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Massachusetts) -- The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday night to rename the holiday that takes place on the second Monday in October.

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