Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus Day 

 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People’s Day instead.

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.

The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America.

On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous People’s Day, an alternative day that has been around for a few decades now.

The designation would be observed on all city communications. It goes into effect this year.

“This has been a long time coming and people are going to feel really good about how we’re moving forward and advancing a racial equity agenda that really elevates the voice and contributions of American Indian people,” said council member Alondra Cano, the author of the resolution.


Responses to "Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day" (Video) "

  1. c says:

    i think it about time to change the name ,

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  3. Anonymous says:

    about time, and even for Europeans he was not the first as around year 1000 Leif Erikson came to America but never got any credit prolly cus he was not a part of the church. but oc it is kind of stupid to claim to find something that never was lost

  4. Anonymous says:

    As a Native American with insight it is always positive to receive confirmation. I sense the pendulum is beginning to swing in the opposite direction on so many global issues. Very proud. Thank you for the news,

  5. Anonymous says:

    not surprising, being a former minneapolitan. i'd like to hear some opinions of someone outside of the liberal maybe some southwestern American Indians...most of them consider this stuff offensive to white liberals and dont really give a crap about it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    are we even supposed to "celebrate" the day that eventually led to the "extermination" of the indigenous people and usurpation of their native country?

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