The second Monday in October, a federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, would be Indigenous Peoples Day in Mankato under a resolution the City Council will consider in coming weeks. Dave Brave Heart — backed by about 30 community members — brought the request to a council work session Monday night. Brave Heart first offered praise for the ci...

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to designate the second Monday in October as Italian American Heritage Day. The move came after a board vote in January to rename the former Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day drew protests from Italian Americans. Italian American community groups began collecting signatures to overturn th...

I know, Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of this already inhabited continent led to the indefensible annihilation of Native American life that had existed for thousands of years. I've always been incensed about it after being brought up by a mother whose grandmother was a Cherokee toddler on the Trail of Tears. Mom revered her Native American he...

The second Monday in October — the holiday formerly known as Columbus Day — will now be called Indigenous Peoples Day at West Hartford Public Schools. At a Feb. 21 board of education meeting, residents asked that the town consider changing the name of the holiday on the district’s calendar to honor the struggles of indigenous people during periods...

To the Editor: This is in response to the Syracuse Board of Education's tabled resolution to replace traditional Columbus Day with "Indigenous Peoples Day," as I need to express my deep-hearted feelings with regard to this ridiculous proposal. As a member of the Syracuse City School District for over 36 years, I have always seen a great respect fro...

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...

La gastronomia siciliana “vola” in America in occasione del “Columbus Day”, il Giorno di Colombo, previsto il 12 Ottobre di ogni anno in molti Paesi delle Americhe. Si tratta di un evento di caratura mondiale, istituito per la prima volta nel 1869, che commemora il giorno dell’arrivo di Cristoforo Colombo nel Nuovo Mondo, ovvero il 12 Ottobre del 1...

The Syracuse City School Board wants to hear from the public about a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on the district's calendar. Last fall the board shelved a resolution to change the holiday after getting some complaints from people opposed to the idea. The board is inviting the public to comment on the p...

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill Tuesday that would have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The language from the bill imagined Indigenous Peoples’ Day as “a time for New Hampshire residents to reflect on the continuing struggles of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.” The bill was sponsored by state...

Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee held a meet and greet at Franklin Steakhouse on Monday, Feb. 12 with the honorees for the 36th annual parade to be held in October. This year’s Grand Marshal is André DiMino, communications director of One Voice Coalition and past-president of Unico National. One Voice is a coalition of Italian Americ...