Some states forgo Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Some states forgo Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

A growing number of states are forgoing Columbus Day to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday. The holiday celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. The alternative to Columbus Day has been gaining momentum around the country recently. Last Tuesday, Wisconsin became the latest state to formally recognize the holiday and the sixth to do so this year after Vermont, Maine, Louisiana, Michigan and New Mexico made the change. A…

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