Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day"


tay
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Itís been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous Peopleís Day instead.

Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota.

The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America.

On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous Peopleís Day.

The designation would be observed on all city communications.





Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day" - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks (external - login to view)
 
taxslave
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Since Columbus was a couple of thousand years late not to mention totally lost celebrating his "discovery" does seem odd.
 
BornRuff
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Meh. Why not?
 
B00Mer
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Columbus Day focuses on the beginning of the Age of Exploration which shaped History as we know it. Whether or not Columbus was good or bad doesn't change the his action of bridging the gap between the New World and the Old. Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.



So to those Politically Correct pompas azzholes... Go F*ck Yourselves..
 
Locutus
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ah, the old columbus myth.
 
petros
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Whatever floats your boat...
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.

Well, no.

It's not like without him Europe would have never found out about North America. Columbus isn't even the first European to land on North America. I don't think the Europeans would have acted much differently if it was anyone else who bumped into North America by accident.

He obviously played a significant role in history, but that role is a lot more nuanced than what became part of the US founding myths. What he started brought a lot of prosperity to some, and a lot of devastation to others, so I can see how people may be conflicted about celebrating him.
 
BaalsTears
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Skraelings Day.
 
Walter
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Revisionists.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Revisionists.

Or just people interested in the truth?

Do you think the founding myth version is really the be all end all?

Your interpretation of the Canadian Constitution turned out to be wrong, so maybe your version of this is wrong too.
 
tay
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Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

Under the decree, Shumlin said a growing number of cities in towns in the United States have recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day.

The day is "an opportunity to celebrate indigenous heritage and resiliency," the proclamation stated.

"I think it's been a really long time coming," said White River Junction Cartoon Studies student Erienne McCray. "Now Vermont has built in this day to celebrate indigenous peoples and i think that's fantastic.

Vermont traditionally "recognizes the historic, cultural and contemporary significance of the Indigenous Peoples of the land that later became known as the Americas, including Vermont," Shumlin's decree stated.

"The State of Vermont recognizes that it was founded and is built upon lands first inhabited by the Indigenous Peoples of this region - the Abenaki and their ancestors and allies - and acknowledges and honors the members of the community, both past and present."
Shumlin encouraged all Vermonters to celebrate the new holiday.

South Dakota is the only other state to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Vermont became the 14th state in 1791.

Vermont ditches Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Hartford may make the switch for good (external - login to view)
 
bobnoorduyn
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I always thought it a rather silly celebration, yes there are a lot of references to Columbus in place names, so why did they name the continents after Amerigo Vespucci and leave it at that?
 
HarperCons
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Columbus Day focuses on the beginning of the Age of Exploration which shaped History as we know it. Whether or not Columbus was good or bad doesn't change the his action of bridging the gap between the New World and the Old. Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.



So to those Politically Correct pompas azzholes... Go F*ck Yourselves..

Gibberish. Shut the **** up goof.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Can't people just enjoy the day off work? Call it Thanksgiving like we do in Canada.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Columbus Day focuses on the beginning of the Age of Exploration which shaped History as we know it. Whether or not Columbus was good or bad doesn't change the his action of bridging the gap between the New World and the Old. Without Columbus, modern institutions as they are wouldn't exist and Western Civilization would have taken a different turn.



So to those Politically Correct pompas azzholes... Go F*ck Yourselves..

From what I've read Columbus was an azzhole.
 
Kreskin
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..and he discovered an inhabited San Salvador.
 
Danbones
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Shoulda called it european s' day...home
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by bobnoorduynView Post

I always thought it a rather silly celebration, yes there are a lot of references to Columbus in place names, so why did they name the continents after Amerigo Vespucci and leave it at that?

Well they did name my Provence British Columbia for some reason or other . Maybe that explains some of the place names like Galiano , Sooke and Malispina .But what has that got to do with Spain . I always wondered ,does it rain more in Spain then Sooke ?
 
JLM
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Probably a good idea as I'm quite sure Chris didn't get within spitting distance of Minneapolis (which was probably a fairly small berg at the time!)
 
Cannuck
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Indigenous Peoples Day....hehehe... how silly.
 
JLM
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"A Rose is a Rose by any other name"

Would Skandinavians' Day be more appropriate?
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

"A Rose is a Rose by any other name"

Would Skandinavians' Day be more appropriate?

What are Skandinavians? Is that what you and Donald call ****ty Branch Davidians?
 
Durry
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If it's going to be called Indigenous People's Day", then it should be called that in remembrance of the day that civilization was finally brought to the NA Indians.

Without the Whitman helping out the Indians they would have continued to struggle.
 
bobnoorduyn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurryView Post


Without the Whitman helping out the Indians they would have continued to struggle.


I guess that would be the Walt? Yeah, everyone could use some poetry to keep from struggling.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurryView Post

If it's going to be called Indigenous People's Day", then it should be called that in remembrance of the day that civilization was finally brought to the NA Indians.

Without the Whitman helping out the Indians they would have continued to struggle.


Yeah, the ones who didn't die of T.B. and alcohol poisoning!

Quote: Originally Posted by bobnoorduynView Post

I guess that would be the Walt? Yeah, everyone could use some poetry to keep from struggling.


Either that or a typo!
 
Remington1
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Pinheads, pick the next day.
 
Cliffy
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JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post


Do you think Donald would do anything that Chris hasn't done and Chris is a hero!
 
darkbeaver
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Christophere Columbus was not a person. Not any trace of his existance can be found neither before or after the alleged event.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Christophere Columbus was not a person. Not any trace of his existance can be found neither before or after the alleged event.


No but Christopher Columbus was!
 
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