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Op-Talk | Columbus Day, or 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'?

Columbus Day is the most useless holiday on the federal calendar — and it's time to stop using it as an excuse for a day off of school. Set aside, for a moment, the controversy over whether Christopher Columbus' journey to 

Native American activists “laughed, wept and sang their way out of Seattle's City Hall” last week after City Council members unanimously voted to approve an official renaming of Columbus Day as “Indigenous Peoples' Day,” according to Daniel Beekman at 

Sailor-explorer Christopher Columbus didn't exactly "discover" America, but the Italian explorer raised and solidified European awareness of the Americas after arriving Oct. 12, 1492, in what would become known as the Bahamas. Columbus Day became a 

The Native American Youth and Family Center celebrates their first graduating class with a breakfast with elders. This year, Portland Public Schools will celebrate Native Americans with Indigenous People's Day on the same 

Columbus Day, which falls the second Monday of every October in the United States, is America's most awkward holiday. It's the day we celebrate America's discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1492. But, as many 

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