Social justice gone wild Columbus Day changed to Indigenous People’s Day in Vermont and City of Phoenix…
Native Americans are no more indigenous to the Americas than the Italians were. They just got here sooner. There are no humans indigenous to the Americas.
If you want a day for Indigenous People, okay that is fine, designate it through the legislative process, but leave Columbus Day alone.
The ongoing effort at rebranding Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day continued this year, as an entire state took up the mantle of recognizing Native Americans with a holiday for the first time.
Vermont’s governor issued a proclamation Monday in honor of the “sacrifice and contributions of the First Peoples of this land,” including the Abenaki, their ancestors and allies.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says in the executive proclamation a growing number of cities and towns across the country recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
He says the day is an opportunity to celebrate “indigenous heritage and resiliency.” More