Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the 1930s and commemorates the landing of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. But a growing number of Americans believe the holiday celebrates genocide and ignores the people who were here before Columbus arrived. "Columbus enslaved, colonized, mutilated and massacred thousands of Indigenous People in the Americas". Similar lobbying made it a federal holiday in 1937.
Although Columbus Day remains a national holiday, given the criticism surrounding the day, some states and cities have opted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day instead.
Northern Michigan University does not officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the university's Center for Native American Studies and Native American Student Association are having a * a href="https://www.facebook.com/CNASatNMU/?tn-str=k*F" *rally in the Academic Mall from 10:00 a.m. until noon, and it's meeting in Jamrich Hall at 6:00 p.m. Monday.
Latino USA explores the history of the US holiday, the battle for change, and pays a visit to one of the latest states to make Indigenous Peoples' Day official: Maine.
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Through the observation of Indigenous Peoples' Day, citizens have the opportunity to recognize the rich heritage of Indigenous People.
A girl carries a sign on Hollywood Boulevard near the El Capitan Theatre and the Jimmy Kimmel Live Studio during an event celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in the Hollywood area on October 8, 2017 of Los Angeles, Californiaa. Last week, Washington, D.C., became one of the latest to recognize the holiday.
New Mexico is marking its statewide Indigenous Peoples Day with an invocation by several tribal leaders in unison in their native languages.
The order lists 11 federally recognized tribes and nations that reside in Wisconsin "without whom the building of the state and its cities would not have been possible". "Quite a few people talked about how much it meant to them personally as Native Americans or from a historical perspective, that Columbus did a lot of bad things even for that time period". Both states have large Native populations that played active roles in the Red Power Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, which sought to make American Indian people more politically visible.