Neighbors of Onondaga Nation Decry Columbus Day

A statue of Christopher Columbus stands outside City Hall in Columbus Ohio

WCMH-TV A statue of Christopher Columbus stands outside City Hall in Columbus Ohio

But on Monday, visiting the UI for the first official campus Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, Teters said there's been "a lot of progress", citing the creation of the Native American House and the rejuvenated American Indian Studies program among other developments. Columbus Day is a federal holiday, but, unlike most federal holidays the USA financial and stock markets are open for business.

All PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed statewide- including the center in Butler.

The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the holiday named for the explorer. Columbus Day honors one man with a violent and controversial past; Indigenous Peoples Day honors many who have died and who have survived historic discrimination and violence.

Some Americans, including Ramapough Lenape Chief Dwayne Perry, have begun to celebrate Indigenous People's Day as an alternative to Columbus Day. Of note, in Hawaii the second Monday in October is known as Discoverers' Day, and it is not a state holiday.


Millions of indigenous people were killed or died of disease under colonization of parts of the eastern US that began with Columbus' arrival in 1492, according to activists.

Take action to rename Columbus Day "Indigenous Peoples' Day". "We have 110,000 veterans and we thought it was important to celebrate them".

"The City of Columbus will be open on Columbus Day on Monday, October 8, 2018". She said she petitioned the University to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day when she was a student.

'Christopher Columbus's spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. "Why don't we just celebrate cultures that we have in the United States?"


"Indigenous Peoples' Day is part of a movement to recognize the atrocities committed against indigenous people while celebrating the history and contributions of Native and First Nations peoples to the community", Boise's mayor, David Bieter, said in a statement. "We are really proud of that designation, but we also want to make sure that everybody feels included and welcome to the party".

Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, acknowledged the pain of Native Americans in his 2016 proclamation: 'As we mark this rich history, we must also acknowledge the pain and suffering reflected in the stories of Native Americans who had long resided on this land prior to the arrival of European newcomers'.

National parks: The National Park Service is open on Columbus Day. When the federal holiday was established, it was a "milestone" for Catholics and Italian immigrants, the pair wrote.

Thirty years ago, Santa Fe artist Charlene Teters was recruited to the University of IL with two other Native American students to fulfill her dream of earning a master of fine arts degree.


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