Clinton Twp. replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day

Nov 22, 2022 201

Columbus Day is out and Indigenous groups are in when it comes to Clinton Township’s local government. The township’s Board of Trustees voted 5-1 Monday to “update all references” to the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

Township Supervisor Bob Cannon voted against the measure, saying it was unfair to take away a day meant to honor the accomplishments and culture of the Italian people. Cannon said Clinton Township — home of the Italian-American Cultural Center — has about 20% of its 100,500 residents listed as being of Italian descent.

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