There’s plenty of national disagreement about the reputation of Christopher Columbus, but Mayor Erin Stewart said Monday that nobody should doubt his influence on the world. The contributions of generations of Italian-Americans is also indisputable, she said at the city’s Columbus Day ceremony Monday morning. “There is little debate as to how much...

While much of the rest of the country is celebrating Columbus Day today, in South Dakota the state government, schools and citizens are recognizing a different holiday: Native Americans' Day. South Dakota is the only state in the country to celebrate today devoted to Native Americans rather than the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus -- and it'...

Celebrating Italian heritage, exploration and the American dream. More than 600 people gathered at the Diplomat Banquet Center in Gates for the 78th annual Columbus Day luncheon to hear from local Italian-American dignitaries about their ancestral roots. Meanwhile, Rochester's Native-American community celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day Mo...

Columbus Day in Pueblo is drawing supporters and those who oppose them.  A heavy police presence is on hand to keep the gatherings with opposing viewpoints peaceful. The Pueblo Sons of Italy chapter organizes the celebration, bringing together others who want to celebrate Columbus as an icon of Italian heritage who helped discover the Americas.  Pr...

The debate over the Columbus Day holiday has been going on for years. Some say it should be celebrated as Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize that Native Americans were here first. Others say it should remain a celebration of Italian culture and heritage. Lou Tiscorni with the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City spent most of Monday preparing fo...

Italians, Italian-Americans and even Italian cars and scooters were out in full-force for Monday’s 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the Civic Committee of Italian Americans. Temperatures climbed into the mid-80s, drawing crowds to see the more than 150 floats, drill teams and marching bands make their way down State Street. Gov. Bruce R...

The 66th annual Cleveland Columbus Day Parade stepped off at noon today, with over a 100 floats winding their way through the tiny streets of Little Italy. The warm summer-like day started with a mass at the Holy Rosary Church. "Columbus Day recognizes the monumental historical event that began the process of over 500 years of worldwide immigration...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is proclaiming Monday as the state's inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day — a trend that's growing nationwide in acknowledgement of Native Americans, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of Human Rights.  Typically, the second Monday of October has celebrated Columbus Day. However, critics say Columbus Day holida...

As Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated across Minnesota with parades, powwows, and feasts, it is worth revisiting the fact that a memorial to Christopher Columbus stands on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol enshrined by the power of the state. Some who know of the memorial, most prominently Native American activists and their allies, hav...

A million people were expected to attend the largest celebration of Italian-American culture in the world as New Yorkers turned out Monday for the 74th annual Columbus Day parade. The pride of the red, white and green was on display as hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the parade route, along with floats and all of the pageantry, CBS2’s Jan...