Debates continue over Indigenous People’s, Columbus Day

It seems October 10th is a day where people debate the merits of Columbus Day, over the actual celebration of the day itself.

The century-old holiday celebrates the Spanish-funded Italian explorer “discovering” the western hemispheres, with some saying that the holiday is an important marker in history. Others say it celebrates the man who started centuries of oppression of native and enslaved people.

Back in 2015, the Seattle City Council approved a measure to recognize Indigenous People’s Day on the same day as Columbus Day, and last year, President Biden officially recognized Indigenous People’s Day as a national holiday.

Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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