Indigenous People’s Day will officially replace Columbus Day on the district’s school calendar after the School Committee voted Tuesday to make the change. It follows a City Council decision in June 2016 to change the second Monday in October to a holiday celebrating the natives, many argue, who were doomed to oppression and enslavement after Chris...

Following a national trend, the village of Oak Park approved a resolution authorizing Oct. 9 as Indigenous People Day within its boundaries. The resolution was unanimously approved by the Oak Park village board at its Sept. 5 meeting. According to village spokesman David Powers, the resolution applies only to village municipal government, and not t...

I don’t necessarily oppose the Los Angeles City Council’s replacement of Columbus Day with “Indigenous People’s Day” on the city calendar — I’ve always thought a “John Smith Day” or “John Winthrop Day” would be more appropriate of an American holiday, and the Italian Americans the holiday was originally meant to appease are now thoroughly integrate...

Longtime Bronx Columbus Day Parade organizer Tony Signorile said when he arrived in America with his family in 1961, the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Square was the second one he visited, after the Statue of Liberty. “What I learned both here and in Italy, was he was a voyager - he sailed from Italy to Spain with no money, got money f...

The existence of statues, monuments and public displays in Buffalo should not be governed by the whims of an angry mob fueled by delusions of "correcting" history or society. The city of Buffalo, and Western New York as a whole, has many more important issues that are completely unrelated to the names of city parks or any public monuments. History...

City Councilman Bert Myrin wants Aspen to treat Columbus Day similar to what cities such as Denver, San Francisco and just recently, Los Angeles, have already done: Change it to Indigenous Peoples Day. For now, however, Myrin has not gained enough traction for the change to take effect by the time Columbus Day rolls around Oct. 9. The first-term co...

LA COLUMBUS Citizens Foundation si impegna a preservare il monumento di Cristoforo Colombo a Columbus Circle. Attraverso gli anni, il Columbus Day e il monumento di Cristoforo Colombo hanno avuto un ruolo fondamentale nell'accettazione prima e nella celebrazione poi della cultura italiana a New York ed in tutti gli Stati Uniti. La statua stessa fu...

Dear Friends and Neighbors: C.I.A.O. is planning a recognition dinner on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Springside Inn, Auburn, New York. The date is in conjunction with the Christopher Columbus Day celebration. The dinner wll honor long time educator and community leader, Jeanne Hogan. Mrs.Hogan has been a dedicated mother to her twelve children a...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce its 2017 Columbus Day Parade Honorees. Chief Phyllis Bindi of the East Orange Police Department will serve as the Parade Grand Marshal in both New Jersey and New York City Columbus Day Parades. Miss Jacqueline Schulz of Union High School will serve as the 2017 Columbus Day Parad...

The now-controversial Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle should stay put, Gov. Cuomo said Monday. "The Christopher Columbus statue is really about honoring Italian-Americans and the contribution of Italian-Americans," Cuomo told reporters at the West Indian-American Day Parade — arguing it's not so much about the explorer himself, who h...