Indigenous Peoples Day Events In Duluth

"Christopher Columbus' legacy of extreme violence, enslavement, and brutality is not in dispute", O'Farrell said, according to CNN affiliate KCAL.

Los Angeles, after an August resolution, now refers to the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day and encourages greater study of Native American culture in schools.

Many people see the holiday as a celebration of Italian heritage as much as a celebration of the explorer. Some in the Italian-American community have pushed back against the idea of dropping Columbus Day, seeing it as an erasure of the man and what his achievements mean to some Italian-Americans.

Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson said in a statement: "The Knights of Columbus joins the vast majority of Americans in celebrating Columbus Day". In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a federal holiday after intense lobbying by a Catholic service organization consisting largely of Italian Americans, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In last year's executive proclamation marking Indigenous People's Day, Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin wrote the objective 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".


"Columbus didn't discover America. And we're entitled to do that just as they are entitled to celebrate who they are".

"Our city owes our very founding to the indigenous peoples in Denver", he said.

No matter how you #Celebrate The Day, Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, made a proclamation of Friday, October 6 that Monday, October 9 will be observed as Columbus Day.

The holiday, which is celebrated on the second Monday in October, has drawn controversy in some quarters of the United States, with a growing number of cities choosing to reinterpret what the day stands for, rebranding it Indigenous Peoples Day and celebrating Native Americans.

But others criticize Columbus for the atrocities inflicted on Native Americans when he came to North America - vandalizing an Astoria Columbus statue with "Don't Honor Genocide."


Gonzales says Columbus Day marks the beginning of a period of time in the calendar year that can be painful for and insensitive toward native communities.

"That's an insult to all those immigrants who put that statue up at Columbus Circle", that parade's chairman, Tony Signorile, told the Daily News.

Columbus' first voyage to the Americas is also celebrated in Spain, Italy and many Latin American nations.

Parade spectator Rose Bove, 57, is adamantly against changing the name of the day or taking down the statue.



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