Moving from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

10 October, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Survey shows most Americans support celebrating Columbus Day

The city renamed Columbus Day as "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the beginning of 1992.

Columbus Day controversy has flared up every fall since, this year with new fervor: Columbus statues from NY to Minnesota to California have faced vandalism or removal amid newly heightened debate on Confederate monuments, sweeping up the 15th-century figure tied to genocide and slavery.

Regardless of why it's celebrated, it is important for all Italian-Americans to accept that some people don't want to laud Christopher Columbus or give him a day of his own.

Colleen Green, director of Native American Programs, believes Columbus is celebrated on this day because many were taught false information in school and do not know who Columbus truly was. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Columbus Day to be a national holiday in 1937.

Just this year, 20 cities and one county have adopted some proclamation or ordinance declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous People's Day.

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Historical records show Columbus as less extraordinary, he said, a deluded navigator who stumbled upon the Americas and carried out colonization as usual - no more or less interested in slavery than others of his time. The New York Police Department says one person was arrested.

In last year's executive proclamation marking Indigenous People's Day, Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin wrote the goal of the day is to recognize that the state "was founded and is built upon lands first inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples of this region".

"Our city owes our very founding to the indigenous peoples in Denver", Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez told the Denver Post, shortly after the city adopted the new holiday in 2016.

The Indigenous Peoples' Day became a part of the movement that recognized the atrocities of Columbus while stressing and celebrating the contributions made by the Natives.

The city of Austin was the latest in the long list of cities to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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Minnesota, Alaska, and Vermont all celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.

"Ninety-five percent of New Mexicans are a mix of Spanish blood and Native American blood", Ralph Arellanes, a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens Civil Rights Commission, said in 2015, after Albuquerque voted to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.

Among the communities to have officially gone to Indigenous Peoples Day as of previous year are East Lansing and Ann Arbor.

Still, jurisdictions that want to change the holiday can face opposition.

"We celebrate our Italian heritage".

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