The Maine House of Representatives initially approved a bill on Tuesday that would make the state join several others and a handful of municipalities including Bangor by recognizing the October holiday of Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day. After the 88-51 vote, a measure sponsored by Rep. Ben Collings, D-Portland, looks to be on track...

House Bill 1185, which eliminates Columbus Day and replaces this with Colorado Day, should be viewed as a slap in the face and offensive to anyone of Italian descent. I am not of Italian descent and I am offended. Those of Italian descent should be proud of their heritage and to the contributions made to this country. This bill divides people of th...

A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day won final approval Friday in the state Legislature following a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate. The Senate voted 22-15 to approve the bill pushed by Native American activists. Numerous cities nationwide, including Albuquerque, have moved to shift the October holiday's focus f...

A replica of the tall ship Santa Maria will be visiting Brunswick and St. Augustine in April. The replica of one of the world’s most famous sailing and discovery ships took more than a year to build in Spain’s Punta Umbría shipyards. About one hundred craftsmen, carpenters, historians, mechanics and others made up the ship’s multi-disciplinary cons...

The debate over Columbus Day erupted anew at a Southampton school district board meeting as members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation faced off against pro-Columbus advocates from across Long Island who sought to reverse a district decision to rename the holiday on its calendar. In the end, the school board in a split vote decided Tuesday night to ma...

Christopher Columbus sailed into a hurricane when the House voted 37-26 Monday to sink Columbus Day as a state holiday and replace it with a new one — Colorado Day — on the first Monday of every August. House Bill 1185 now heads to the Senate for consideration where it could be ushered along by the Democratic majority to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. Or...

Our IAOVC Executive Board Member, Andre DiMino has been in regular communications with Rafael Ortiz, author of the Columbus books; “Christopher Columbus The Hero” and “Columbus Day vs Indigenous People Day.” He was happy to see we have been posting many of the true facts of Columbus. He was very pleased at our efforts! He is grateful we have been r...

Dumfries may likely be the first municipality in Virginia to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Dumfries Town Council also will no longer observe the state’s Lee-Jackson Day holiday and will instead give its staff the day off on Election Day. The Dumfries Town Council made the decisions during its Feb. 19 meetin...

Throughout the United States, the second Monday of October is observed as Columbus Day. Beginning this year, the North Andover schools will recognize it as both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day. The vote in favor of the change was 4-1 Thursday night. David Torrisi was the sole dissenter. He said the move is "diminishing" Columbus Day, which...

C’è già chi l’ha chiamata «la più grande mappa del tesoro» mai esistita. Anzi: «La Grande mappa», riferendosi (anche) ai fasti passati di una marineria tra le maggiori al mondo. Se non la maggiore nei due secoli a cavallo della scoperta dell'America. Una ricostruzione accurata che localizza la posizione, indica le cause e, soprattutto, elenca i car...