Officials in a Vermont town have approved a public vote on celebrating Indigenous People's Day, instead of Columbus Day. The Valley News reports Hartford's Selectboard unanimously approved the vote, scheduled for Town Meeting Day in March 2018. Selectboard members were divided on the issue during a meeting last week, with one questioning the his...

The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus Day, according to a researcher who has focused on Columbus’ religious motives for exploration. “They’re blaming Columbus for the things he didn’t do. It was mostly the people who came after, the settlers,” Prof. Carol Delaney told CNA April 25. “I...

Experts have used a “space treasure map” to make a remarkable discovery in the Caribbean -- a centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of Christopher Columbus’ ships. Analysis of the anchor, which was found off the Turks and Caicos islands, reveals that it dates to between 1492 and 1550. The overall size of the anchor and its estimated weight o...

The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not just to Italian-Americans and Catholics, but to history itself. It takes Columbus' words and exploration out of context. It rewrites history in a crude, misleading and false way. Salazar's ad hominem a...

Lawmakers fielded another attempt to remove Columbus Day as a state holiday Wednesday at the state Legislature. House Bill 1327, which would eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday and replaces it with a floating holiday in October for state employees, was passed by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Wednesday on a 6-3 party line vote...

Columbus Day isn’t going anywhere in Nevada. Lawmakers on Thursday amended a bill that would have renamed the holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who is widely taught as the man who discovered America, as Indigenous People’s Day. Legislation in several other states and localities ha...

State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Thornton Democrat, on Friday introduced a bill to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado and instead offer state employees a floating day off in October. The legislation, House Bill 1327, includes a lengthy section that declares, “The Columbus voyage triggered one of history’s greatest slave trades, the pillagi...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Parade Committee has named its 2017 dignitaries. The parade honorees are: John Apicella, Italian Business LeaderRuth Bedford, Community Excellence AwardDr. Louis Crupi, Italian Heritage AwardAnthony Iannorone, Lifetime Achievement AwardAl Lembo Jr., Grand MarshalHenry Meola, Renaissance AwardBelleville Police Chief Ma...

Today we go west, to the Grand Canyon State: Arizona. The story of the Italians here starts with an important explorer, Father Eusebio Kino: we will learn about this incredible hero, another Italian explorer who helped many people, included a lot of Native Americans. Our guest, the person who will lead us through Italy in Arizona, is Massimo Paolil...

To Larry Wright Jr., Chief Standing Bear’s legacy is worthy of celebration, especially as Nebraska marks its 150th anniversary of statehood. After being exiled from Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe chief and 29 others trekked hundreds of miles back to bury the body of Standing Bear’s teenage son, whose dying wish was to be laid to rest in his beloved home...