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    Indigenous Peoples’ Day Instead of Columbus Day
    Jennifer Calfas
    Updated: Oct 09, 2017 3:05 PM ET | Originally published: Oct 08, 2017

    Each year, more cities, states and universities opt to celebrate an alternative to Columbus Day: Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

    Instead of honoring Christopher Columbus, the Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes Native Americans, who were the first inhabitants of the land that later became the United States of America. Advocates for the switch to Indigenous Peoples Day argue that Columbus did not “discover” America in 1492 but instead began the colonization of it. For decades, Native American activists have advocated abolishing Columbus Day, which became a federal holiday in 1937.

    This year, both Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day are on Monday, Oct. 9…see link…

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