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Cities and states opposite a US are abandoning Columbus Day — here’s a list


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A tyro of
Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North
America propagandize for inland students binds scent during an
eventuality celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in a Hollywood area on
Oct 8, 2017 of Los Angeles, California.

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On Oct 9, a United States recognizes Columbus Day as a
sovereign holiday. Established in 1937, a day celebrates Italian
path-finder Christopher Columbus’s advancing on a Americas in 1492.

But this year, cities and states are replacing it
with Indigenous Peoples Day, that commemorates a history
of Native American people.

Advocates for abandoning Columbus Day recognize that
Native Americans initial inhabited a land that’s now the
present-day US. They disagree that Columbus did not learn the
Americas, though instead started a European colonization of
it. 

Some estimates 
say
 that
about 18 million Native Americans resided in what’s now a US
before Columbus and the
colonists came. 

“By 1800, that series had
crashed to 900,000,” Reuters
columnist Peter Apps wrote. By 1900, usually 250,000
remained — this during a time when a race descended from
Europeans was skyrocketing.” 

As The New York Times
notes, Americans have prolonged questioned Columbus’s legacy, even
before there was a holiday in his name. But it wasn’t
until 1977 that a International Conference on Discrimination
Against Indigenous Populations in a Americas started to discuss
swapping Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day.


South Dakota renamed Columbus Day as Native American Day
in 1990. Two years later, Berkeley, California started
noticing Indigenous Peoples Day, and implemented related
programs in schools, libraries, and
museums. 

Earlier this month, a member of
Washington, DC’s city council proposed a bill to reinstate Columbus Day with
Indigenous Peoples Day, Time
reports.

The abandonment of Columbus Day follows
an ongoing inhabitant review about a jubilee of
chronological total with controversial pasts. There have
been 
calls from residents of several cities, from

Baltimore to
Los Angeles, to mislay monuments of Confederate leaders.

 

States, cities, and universities that are
celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day are below:

States:

Cities:

  • Los Angeles, California (and Los Angeles
    County)
  • Berkeley, California
  • Santa Cruz, California
  • San Fernando, California
  • Burbank, California
  • Long Beach, California
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Watsonville, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Olympia, Washington
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Bainbridge Island,
    Washington
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Durango, Colorado
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Traverse
    City, Michigan
  • Alpena, Michigan
  • East Lansing, Michigan
  • Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Newstead, New York
  • Village of Lewiston, New York**
  • Ithaca, New York
  • Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • Norman, Oklahoma
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Carrboro, North Carolina
  • Asheville, North
    Carolina
  • Belfast, Maine
  • Bangor, Maine
  • Orono, Maine
  • Brunswick, Maine**
  • Portland, Maine
  • Bexar County, Texas
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  • Lawrence, Kansas
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Durham, New Hampshire
  • Moscow, Idaho
  • Oberlin, Ohio
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Austin, Texas
  • Nashville, Tennessee

*Celebrates Native American Day.

**Celebrates both Indigenous Peoples Day and Columbus Day.

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