Crowd divided on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day at school board forum

Mar 16, 2018 188

BY: Tom Magnarelli

A divided crowd got into a heated debate at a recent Syracuse school board meeting over whether the district should change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Some said changing the name takes away a part of the history of Italian-Americans.

Last year, after requests from some students, the Syracuse City School District changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus Day. Now, Andy Mager with Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation and others are appealing to the board to drop Columbus altogether.

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SOURCE: http://wrvo.org

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